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Education Care Manual Handling Training

Health and safety legislation requires that all education and care staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques where injury could occur.

This manual handling course is specially designed to train education care staff to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries.

By providing Manual Handling training for your staff you are complying with Health and Safety regulations and helping to prevent injuries in the workplace.


ALL employees in the childcare industry should be trained to safely perform the many and varied manual handling tasks associated with their role.

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to lift and move loads in accordance with good manual handling techniques and to avoid risk of injury. On completion of the course participants will be able to

  • Recognise a load or manual handling activity that presents a personal safety risk
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Lift and handle loads and perform manual handling tasks safely

Part 1
  • What is manual handling?
  • Why learn safe manual handling?
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect manual handling techniques
  • Manual handling legislation/Legal Requirements
  • Responsibilities for Manual Handling
  • Conducting a manual handling risk assessment
  • Recording & Reporting
Part 2
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Lifting safely
  • Manual Handling Safety Tips
  • Slips and trips
  • Risky Activities
  • Change tables
  • Highchairsl
  • Moving and storing equipment
  • Working at low levels
  • Manual Handling and Pregnancy
  • Importance of physical fitness Hand Hygiene y

Fluid Learning delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of Inscope Training Pty Ltd RTO 40926
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