Manual Handling Training
Manual handling covers a wide range of activities including: lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, restraining, throwing and carrying. It includes repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand-tools, operating machinery and equipment, and handling and restraining animals. Not all manual handling tasks are hazardous, but because most jobs involve some form of manual handling, most workers are at some risk of manual handling injury.
Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being off work with a bad back! Safe manual handling techniques are important because the right technique can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
A third of all workplace injuries are the result of poor or incorrect manual handling. Appropriate procedures for manual handling must always be adhered to. Manual handling is an everyday task in most workplaces, whether you are filing paper work in the office, stacking shelves in a shop, or bricklaying on site.
This Nationally Recognise unit was formally knows as TLID1001
- 1.1 Products, goods or materials to be relocated are identified and assessed for the appropriate method of relocation
- 1.2 Locations for storage are determined and potential routes to be followed are identified
- 1.3 Effect of load relocation on original load base is predicted
- 1.4 Points of balance are estimated
- 1.5 Required clearances are compared to available space and adjustments are made
- 1.6 Worksite hazards are identified, and corrective action is taken prior to commencing shifting products, goods or materials
- 1.7 Potential risks in route(s) which may be followed are considered
- 1.8 Risks to self are identified arising from the required lifting, load carrying, set down or movement of products, goods or materials
- 1.9 Manual handling procedures for lifting, lowering and carrying, pushing and pulling are identified
- 1.10 Team lifting processes are considered for application
- 1.11 Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is identified and used
- 1.12 Size to weight ratio of items to be manually handled are identified
- 2.0 Plan load relocation
- 2.1 Relocation of the load is planned consistent with the code of practice for manual handling
- 2.2 Process for relocating load is proposed, including predicting and planning for potential difficulties
- 2.3 Proposed process is checked against codes of practice and workplace procedures for compliance
- 3.0 Relocate load
- 3.1 Actions for lifting, lowering and carrying, pulling and pushing a load are in accordance with workplace procedures and WH&S requirements
- 3.2 Team lifting tasks are coordinated
- 3.3 Planned process and route are followed
- 3.4 Relocated products, goods or materials are set down without damage to goods, personnel or equipment and are checked for stability
- 3.5 Relocation is checked to see that it meets work requirements, with any variance(s) reported
- Certification: Successful participants receive a Statement of Attainment.
- Assessment: There is a written and practical assessment. This course cannot be assessed online.
- Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge.
- Fitness: You must be able to demonstrate correct lifting and carrying.
- Clothing: You must wear suitable clothing to demonstrate lifting and carrying.
- Course Duration: 90-120 minutes
- The following unit will be awarded on successful completion of assessments:
TLID0020 Shift Materials Safely using Manual Handling Methods
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