HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

This program promotes safe manual handling, reducing workplace injuries and boosting compliance with safety regulations. You will benefit from improved workplace safety, reduced injury rates, and enhanced employee well-being with valuable knowledge on proper lifting techniques and ergonomic practices.

Course Includes

One (1) unit of competency which covers:

  • Recognising risks and risk factors of manual tasks to self or others and how to determine the nature and extent of the risk.
  • Prepare workplace layout and environment according to organisation procedures, tasks and workflow.
  • Prepare loads for movement, taking account the use of correct personal protective equipment and specific requirements.
  • Undertake manual tasks using appropriate posture and handling techniques to reduce muscle load on exertion including scheduling tasks according to procedures and personal capabilities.
  • Select, adjust and use appropriate mechanical aids and handling devices according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Contribute to safe work practices using appropriate reporting processes in accordance with organisational procedures.
  • Participate in workplace safety activities and contribute to the improvement of manual tasks and risk management approaches in reducing risks.
  • Assessment include practical demonstration of skills that will be completed in the workplace or simulated environment as per unit requirements.


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