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Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

Service Summary

Did you know that most of the reported accidents in the workplace involve manual handling tasks?

Healthcorp’s Manual Handling training courses are custom designed for your workplace and are conducted by certified work therapists or physiotherapists. Staff will be trained in the skills and knowledge to safely shift loads including assessing any risks associated with handling the load, planning the relocation process and carrying out the relocation in accordance with the plan.

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An overview of the manual handling training course;

  • Understanding the spine and nervous system
  • Why injuries or sprain/strains result from unsafe manual handling practices
  • Correct postures and manual handling techniques
  • Stretch exercises for flexibility, risk reduction and stress relief
  • Practice of safe techniques and principles in their work activities, conducted in the attendees’ workplace using their own equipment

There are no course pre-requisites for Manual Handling training.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear comfortable casual clothing. Pants and flat shoes are recommended.

Heathcorp’s Manual Handling training course is available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia-wide.

Each training session is individually tailored depending on the workplace type, type of work conducted, number of employees and other variables.  Time required to deliver the training will vary and a Healthcorp representative will be able to advise you further.

Healthcorp recommends annual Manual Handling training updates in your workplace to ensure all staff are reminded and updated on current health and safety procedures in the workplace relating to manual handling.

Once you engage Healthcorp to deliver your Manual Handling training a company representative will be in contact to discuss all requirements and timelines for training staff.