HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely

Conduct manual tasks safely


This course is suited to nurses, support workers, health workers, aged care, retail, or hospitality workers, construction workers – or anyone that has a workplace need to bend, twist, push, pull stretch or undertake repetitive actions.


The class is 2 hours in duration excluding breaks and administration time.

There are 2 components to this program:

  1. Pre-course reading and online assessment.
  2. Practical training and workshop in the training space.
  3. Theoretical and practical assessment.

We use plain English, images and videos combined with questions and class discussion to provide the best outcome for comprehending the required knowledge of this course.

Topics Covered

  • Postures
  • Repetition
  • Vibration
  • Systems of work
  • Key information from work health and safety (WHS) regulations
  • Role and responsibilities of the employer and employee
  • Key aspects of risk management
  • Risk factors and potential sources of risks of hazardous manual tasks
  • Manual handling techniques that support safe work practice
  • Preparing the load/client
  • Using two hands to lift or carry
  • Avoid lifting objects above shoulder height
  • Minimising repetitive movements
  • Positions not held for long periods of time
  • Avoiding twisting by reposition feet whilst turning
  • Tools available to you


Once deemed competent, a learner will be issued with a statement of attainment via email.

Onsite Group Training only

We can deliver within Queensland and NSW. Please use our booking form for your initial information to allow us to learn more about your requirements.