MANUAL HANDLING REFRESHER FOR HEALTH WORKERS

Statement Of Attainment - Manual Handling Refresher Course

Looking to upskill’s and improve your career prospects in the healthcare industry? Look no further than Skills Training College’s nationally accredited manual handling course!

Our one-day manual handling course, officially known as HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely, teaches you the essential skills needed to perform manual handling tasks safely, effectively, and efficiently. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our course is open to everyone.

Don’t wait any longer to invest in your future – enroll in our manual handling course today and take the first step towards career success! 

Manual handling refresher – Annual Update

A manual handling refresher course is an annual update for those who have already completed manual handling training.

Open to both domestic and international students, this course is designed for health care workers who have already completed a HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification and would like to update their knowledge, be it for personal improvement or to meet organisational guidelines.

Breakthroughs in safe manual handling skills and techniques are happening all the time, and newer, safer equipment is constantly being developed. Taking manual handling refresher training allows you to keep your knowledge up to date while complying with new safety legislation and regulations.

Enrol in an Upcoming MANUAL HANDLING REFRESHER Course

LocationCourse TitleTraining BeginsPrice
AUD
(ex GST)
 
SOUTHPORT, QLD
Southport
map 38205 1

Southport
Unit 6
9 Frinton Street
Southport 4215
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersMon, 17 Jun 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
54.55
BRISBANE CITY, QLD
Brisbane CBD Ann Street
map 38360 1

Brisbane CBD Ann Street
Level 1, 345 ANN STREET
BRISBANE CITY 4000
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersWed, 19 Jun 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
54.55
SALISBURY, SA
Salisbury 4
map 43608 1

Salisbury 4
Unit 20D
20 John Street
Salisbury 5108
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersThu, 20 Jun 2024
9:00am - 11:00am
54.55
SOUTHPORT, QLD
Southport
map 38205 1

Southport
Unit 6
9 Frinton Street
Southport 4215
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersTue, 25 Jun 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
54.55
ADELAIDE, SA
Adelaide - Grenfell Street
map 12930 1

Adelaide - Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersThu, 27 Jun 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
54.55
SOUTHPORT, QLD
Southport
map 38205 1

Southport
Unit 6
9 Frinton Street
Southport 4215
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersTue, 2 Jul 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
54.55
BRISBANE CITY, QLD
Brisbane CBD Ann Street
map 38360 1

Brisbane CBD Ann Street
Level 1, 345 ANN STREET
BRISBANE CITY 4000
Australia

Manual Handling Refresher for Health WorkersThu, 4 Jul 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
54.55
 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Manual handling refresher training is there to ensure that the safety skills and knowledge that you learned during your initial course remain second nature. We’ll refresher you in your knowledge of proper proper techniques, and safe manual handling practices, including:

  • How to prepare yourself to perform a manual handling task by using four P’s of proper manual handling techniques (Plan, position, pick, and proceed)
  • Proper lifting techniques and the impact of correct body pre-placement
  • How to identify hazardous manual tasks through risk assessment
  • Risk factors including repetitive tasks, incorrect postures, and inefficient systems of work
  • Methods for minimising risk
  • The national code of practice and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulations
  • Strategies for promoting health and safety in your workplace
  • Reporting procedures
  • Manual handling injuries which can result from improper techniques
  • Manual handling tools, mechanical aids, and how to use them
  • Lift policies
  • Basic anatomy
  • The importance of regular breaks

Most importantly, we’ll update you on any breakthroughs regarding safer manual handling techniques and equipment which has become available in the past year. We strive to keep all our students on the cutting edge of safety.

ELIGIBILITY & ENROLMENT

There are almost no prerequisites to enrol in our manual handling refresher training. However, there are some minimum requirements which all students must meet.

  • Students must have already completed HLTWHS005– Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
  • All students must be at least 18 years old, or older at least 14 years old with permission from a parent or guardian.
  • Students must possess a basic level of physical fitness required to carry and move heavy loads.
  • Students must have enclosed footwear and casual clothes to wear to their training session.
  • Students must be literate in English to comprehend simple safety guidelines, signs, and instructions.
  • All students will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.
  • International students must be in Australia on a student visa (check with the Department of Home Affairs for acceptable visas) and must also already be undertaking a principal course with a CRICOS registered provider.

COURSE DELIVERY

Skills Training College delivers its manual handling refresher training through a blend of hands-on, practical training and online, self-guided theory. Students are to complete the self-guided portion first and bring it with them to their practical session as proof. The time it takes to complete the self-guided portion of your training depends entirely on your personal commitment and your reading skill level.

Our hands-on portion of their training lasts for only two (2) hours. After this, successful students will be emailed their certificate on the same day.

COURSE FEES & PAYMENT OPTIONS

Skills Training College’s Manual Handling Refresher Course for healthcare Workers costs a single, one-time fee of $60.00. This price is the same for both domestic and international students.

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

It’s recommended Manual handling refreshers should occur annually, with more frequent updates (e.g., every six months) for high-risk industries or roles.

Regular training ensures employees maintain proper techniques, stay updated on safety procedures, and comply with changing regulations and workplace conditions.

Manual handling refers to the transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force. It includes activities such as lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving loads, objects, or even a person. The type of workplace and job being performed determine the manual tasks relevant.

Manual handling is used in a wide variety of industries. Most notable among these are construction and healthcare.

When it comes to working in construction, no one can work in the industry without first completing white card training. Officially known as CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, this course is essential for anyone looking to begin work on a construction site, or in any workplace where construction may occur.

Skills Training College has a wide range of healthcare courses which suit a variety of needs. Some of these are specialised toward people looking to start a specific career, while others are general yet essential skills that everyone should know. Following is a comprehensive list of relevant courses:

The answer to this question depends where in Australia you are. In some states and territories this qualification does not expire, and in others a manual handling certificate remains valid for two (2) years. Regardless, Safe Work Australia, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and most organisations recommend manual handling refresher training be retaken once a year to ensure the knowledge this course provides remains second nature.

A manual handling certificate is required to ensure that individuals are trained to safely undertake manual handling tasks in the workplace. Employers may require this certification to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and to mitigate liability in the event of manual handling-related injuries. Without this certification, there will be certain jobs you simply cannot apply for. Examples include construction workers, certain disability support workers, and nurses.

The consequences of performing manual handling tasks incorrectly can be both physical and mental. Some of the most common consequences include:

  1. Physical Ailments: Incorrect manual handling practices can lead to short-term injuries such as cuts, sprains, bruises. They can also cause longer-term problems such as soft tissue injuries, nerve injuries, and long-term musculoskeletal disorders like lower back issues and broken bones.
  2. Mental Health Issues: While not directly caused by manual handling, the risk of injury and accidents can negatively impact employees’ mental health. Long-term conditions may become difficult to manage, affecting mental well-being and potentially leading to stress, depression, or anxiety.

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