Course Category: r_Health & Safety

NZQA: No modules

Manual handling means transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads.

This course on manual handling will help employees, contractors to practice safe manual handling in the workplace. It covers how to assess the risks associated with manual handling tasks, perform the tasks to avoid injury, and report manual handling risks as they are encountered.


Target Audience:

This manual handling training course is suitable for all employees, contractors and at the end of the course, learners do a short assessment to check their understanding, and to confirm their responsibility to promote health and safety in the workplace.


Topics covered:

The following topics are covered in this manual handling training course:

  • Define manual handling
  • The 5 principles of manual handling
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate techniques for avoiding manual handling injuries

Address: 1B Beatrice Tinsley Crescent, Rosedale, Auckland 0632

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Phone: +64 9 555 2365


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