Hazardous Manual Task Injury Prevention (Manual Handling Training)
Ethos Health's manual handling training and injury prevention workshop uses a principle-based approach to the biomechanics of manual tasks, focused on underlying attitudes, beliefs, experiences and behaviours that put individuals at risk of musculo-skeletal disorders (MSDs). Participants will learn about injury mechanics, how to recognise tasks that are likely to contribute to MSDs and they will be provided with strategies to minimise the risk of injury.
A hazardous manual task is a task requiring a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any person, animal or thing involving one or more of the following:
- repetitive or sustained force
- high or sudden force
- repetitive movement
- sustained or awkward posture, or
- exposure to vibration.
Ethos Health's Manual Handling Training is broken down into two main components - they are;
1. Theory Component
This training is a principle based approach to the biomechanics of manual tasks, which is focused on underlying attitudes, beliefs, experiences and behaviours that put individuals at risk of musculo-skeletal injuries and enable them to take responsibility for this risk. Participants will learn about injury mechanics, how to recognise tasks that are likely to contribute to musculoskeletal injuries and will be provided with strategies to minimise the risk of injuries during these tasks. Participants will understand how the risk management process can be applied to address manual task risks. This training module is consistent with the National training code HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely
2. Practical Component
Participants will learn how to practically apply the principles learnt in the theory component. Each participant will perform a number of tasks and feedback will be given to the group to consolidate their understanding of the underlying mechanics. The practical component in the production areas will cover off a variety of high risk actions as identified during the training preparation. Competency assessment will be conducted on a number of tasks covering manual task risk management and manual task principles.
Learning objectives & content
Participants of this manual handling training will finish the course with knowledge in the following areas
- Discuss WHS legislation and understand key responsibilities
- Define what a manual handling task is
- Identify types of manual task injuries
- Describe the risk management process
- Identify manual task hazards and implement relevant risk management procedures.
- Perform manual tasks with an understanding of biomechanical principles
- Understand the business injury management processes
- Health Care
- Aged Care
- Local Government
- Transport and logistics
- Emergency services