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Manual handling

This is a nationally recognised unit.

Easy HR is a Registered Training Organisation : RTO number 91334.

TLID1001A - Shift Materials Safely Using Manual Handling Methods.

 

Course Overview

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to shift loads using manual handling methods, including assessing the risks associated with relocating the load, planning the relocation process and carrying out the relocation in accordance with the plan. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

 

Topics Covered

1 Assess risks associated with the relocation of the load

  • Products, goods or materials to be relocated are identified and assessed for the appropriate method of relocation
  • Locations for storage are determined and potential routes to be followed are identified
  • Effect of load relocation on original load base is predicted
  • Points of balance are estimated
  • Required clearances are compared to available space and adjustments are made
  • Effects of moving contents which may be loose, liquid, dangerous or hazardous are considered
  • Potential risks in route(s) which may be followed are considered
  • Risks to self are identified arising from the required lifting, load carrying, set down or movement of the goods
  • Manual handling procedures for lifting, lowering and carrying, pushing and pulling are identified
  • Team lifting processes are considered for application
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment is worn
  • Size to weight ratio of items to be manually handled are identified

2 Plan load relocation

  • Relocation of the load is planned consistent with the code of practice for manual handling
  • Process for relocating load is proposed including predicting and planning for potential difficulties
  • Proposed process is checked against code of practice and workplace procedures for compliance

3 Relocate load

  • Actions for lifting, lowering and carrying, pulling and pushing a load are in accordance with workplace procedures and WH&S requirements
  • Applications appropriate for team relocation of load are identified
  • Team lifting tasks are coordinated
  • Planned process and route are followed
  • Relocated materials are set down without damage to goods, personnel or equipment and checked for stability
  • Relocation is checked to see that it meets work requirements, with any variance(s) reported

 

Training Resources

Ask us about the vertebral simulator that we use to demonstrate spine and disc movements. These simulators have been sourced from overseas and are used so that Easy HR course participants are able to visually understand and view the physiology of the spine, as well as common manual handling injuries. The simulators allow course participants to feel and touch a simulation of the vertebra and discs. This facilitates more effective learning and recall.

 

Assessment

In order to receive a statement of attainment for this course, participants will need to complete a short written assessment, as well as successfully complete a number of practical manual handling activities. Participants with literacy difficulties may complete the assessment verbally.

 

Who should attend

Anyone who needs a formal qualification in manual handling.