Did you know that everyday work activities such as typing on a keyboard, stacking shelves and operating a register are considered manual handling tasks? Or that manual handling injuries are among the most common injuries in Australian workplaces?
Manual handling activities can involve lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive and extended movement; whenever you perform these activities, there is the potential for injury. Manual handling injuries can have a negative impact on your organisation, but with comprehensive training and increased awareness, the risks can be reduced.
This course demonstrates the dangers of performing manual handling tasks in the workplace, and provides guidance and instruction on how to identify potential risks and safely approach manual handling activities.
Using a range of contextualised workplace scenarios set across the various branches of a fictional organisation, this course demonstrates safe approaches to performing manual handling activities in your organisation.
This course covers the following topics:
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
By implementing this course your organisation can:
The content contained in this course is suitable for:
Approximately 30 minutes