Manual Handling for Aged Care Workers (Awareness Training)
Welcome to the Manual Tasks in Health Care & Aged Care course. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of why injuries from performing hazardous manual tasks occur, as well as some practical tips on how to work safely.
After completing this course, you will have an awareness of the relevant legislation and your responsibilities. You will also have an understanding of:
- the physical principles that relate to manual tasks
- how to perform hazardous manual tasks safely, and
- how to assess and reduce the risks associated with hazardous manual tasks.
This course has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.
This training is not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you require further advice or information, please contact the health and safety regulator in your jurisdiction.
A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.
Run time 50 minutes.