In every workplace, workers are exposed to day-to-day activities which involve some kind of manual handling, some more hazardous than others. These tasks are a common cause of injury in the workplace, and as such, understanding how to undertake these tasks safely is imperative. Without manual handling training, employees can make mistakes and even suffer serious injury. This is especially true if an employee is around hazardous substances or activities.
This training in this course allows you to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to firstly recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and the sources of risks and risk factors. Then prepare for and apply controls to complete these tasks using manual handling techniques which support safe work practice. You will also learn about the function of the body in movement and performing manual tasks, the importance of posture and positioning of the body, and how to recognise symptoms of an injury and report it.
You will develop the skills to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a casualty with a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance or provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations including the community and workplace settings.
The course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and applies to all workers or members of the community who may be required to provide CPR in the event of an emergency. The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice such as the Hazardous manual tasks code of practice applies.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Participants must have the physical capacity to use appropriate equipment, posture and handling techniques to conduct a manual move and/or lift.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and Practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position
- Complete a first aid incident report form based on the simulated first aid scenario
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Manage a casualty with asthma
- Manage a choking casualty
- Manage a casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
- Manage a casualty with a nosebleed
- Manage a casualty with a fracture and dislocation
- Manage a casualty with a sprain and strain
- Manage a casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)
- Manual Handling Task: Horizontal movement (based on the student’s workplace environment and/or job role)
- Manual Handling Task: High to low movement (based on the student’s workplace environment and/or job role)
- Manual Handling Task: Low to high movement (based on the student’s workplace environment and/or job role)
Documentation – Completion of a Risk Assessment form and an Incident Report Form.
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions.