Manual Handling for Support Workers

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About the Course

Focusing on Manual Handling in caring environments, this course is concerned with support worker’s ability to carry out their work in a safe manner within a prescribed range of functions involving known manual handling routines and procedures.
This Manual Handling Training aims to build an understanding of the nature and type of injuries that occur from performing manual handling, the role and responsibility of employers and employees in relation to manual handling safety, and key aspects of the risk assessment approach to manual handling tasks. The training has a strong practical component focusing on safe manual handling practices for transferring patients using slide sheets and hoists.


  • Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)

  • Keeping you back safe

  • Manual handling risk management

  • S.MA.R.T. lifting, Team Lifting and Pushing and Pulling

  • Client Safe Handling (Client able to assist)

  • Using Slide Sheets

  • Choosing and fitting Slings

  • Patient handling (client unable to Assist)

Assessment: completed during the training session. Resource materials provided.

This course can also be tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your organisation


1-day face to face


Certificate of Participation


$160 per person
Maximum 10 per participants

Minimum Charge 7 Participants