Manual handling training courses conducted by Workplace Training Centre provide workers with general training in manual handling procedures, with a focus on risk management.
Delivered by suitably qualified and experienced trainers, these courses are designed to:
- prevent manual handling injuries through risk identification, risk assessment and primary control through job and task design
- increase awareness and understanding of the complex nature of manual handling activities; and
- teach safe manual handling techniques.
The manual handling training courses run for four hours, and are generally conducted onsite as a group training exercise.
An emphasis is placed on training methods that encourage group discussion, group exercises and participant interaction.