Manual Handling Training / Manual Task Training

Manual handling means more than just lifting or carrying something.

The term 'manual handling' is used to describe a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding or restraining an object, animal or person. It also covers activities which require the use of force or effort such as pulling a lever, or operating power tools.

NSW legislation requires supervisors to identify, assess and control workplace hazards. One of these hazards is the risk of injury caused by manual task activities.

Risk management principles require that all tasks in your workplace which involve manual handling are identified and that the risk or likelihood of injury is assessed. Where there is a risk of injury, suitable "control measures" must be introduced. Control measures need to be suitable and practical.

'Training' in Manual Handling can take many forms. There are broadly 2 main categories of Manual Handling Training;

Mr Safety can provide you with relevant and practical manual handling training.


Manual Handling Training Course Duration

Approximately 60-90 minutes, depending on class size and your requirements. Course duration and content can be tailored to suit your own specific requirements.



Successful participants will receive a certificate of attendance.



The manual handling training course is only conducted on site in your workplace. Please contact us for a quote. We will conduct this course Australia wide.


Manual Handling Course Outline

1) Manual Handling Legislation
2) The Spine and how it works
3) Overview of the National Code of Practice for Manual Handling
4) How to lift and carry


Public Manual Handling Course Dates

No dates available. Contact us for details.