Incorporate safe manual handling practices into your everyday activities both at home and whilst at work to prevent a manual handling injury from occurring.
This module specifically targets and educates workers and supervisors in addressing all identified manual handling risks and implementing effective risk controls measures to eliminate or reduce manual handling risks within the work environment.
The module has incorporated respective legislative obligations as detailed in the Work Health Safety (WHS) Act 2011, and associated WHS Regulations 2017 and the National Code of Practice for Hazardous Manual Tasks 2011.
The module is divided up into 12 units. They include:
Unit 1 – Did you know?
Unit 2 – National Code of Practice
Unit 3 – Manual Handling Risks
Unit 4 – The Law
Unit 5 - Manual Handling Injuries
Unit 6 – Key principles for manual handling and best posture for lifting
Unit 7 - Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
Unit 8 - Posture and action to avoid
Unit 9 - Handling people
Unit 10 - Manual Handling Risk Assessments
Unit 11 - Risk Controls
Unit 12 – Monitor and Review
At the completion of this module you will:
1. develop an understanding of your respective legislative obligations as detailed in the WHS Act 2011, and associated WHS Regulations 2017 and Australian Standards that are written as guidance material on managing systems and risks;
2. have a better understanding of the body mechanics, that is how your musculoskeletal system works to assist with prevention of injury;
3. develop the skills in identifying manual handling risks and implementing effective risk controls measures to eliminate or reduce manual handling risks within the work environment; and
4. enhance your empowerment in taking responsibility for workplace safety and the safety of your colleagues.
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