• Covering all the key elements required to deliver a great manual handling course

    Includes hazard and risk management, manual handling pitfalls and best practice strategies

  • Learn at your own pace

    Our course consists of 6 modules made up of powerpoint presentations and videos that can be undertaken at your own pace

  • Course educators

    The course has been developed by osteopath Heath Williams of CWHA & Principle Four Osteopathy / physiotherapist Wade Brennan of CWHA & Central Physio & Health

Our course covers all the things you need to know to start delivering your own manual handling training

  • What is manual handling and what manual handling training should include

  • Workplace and worker duties and consultation requirements

  • Defining hazard, risk and risk control levels

  • Hazardous manual tasks - a review of how injuries occur

  • A review of manual handling techniques, including lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, restraining and grasping

  • Manual handling in the office case study examples and strategies

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

    • Course handout notes

  • 2

    Manual handling training

    • Module 1 Manual Handling Training

    • Module 2 Manual Handling Training

  • 3

    Risk Management

    • Module 3 Risk Management

    • Hazard identification videos

    • Manual handling: hazard identification

    • Manual handling: hazard identification 2

    • Manual handling quiz

  • 4

    Manual tasks technique principles

    • Module 4 Manual Handling Techniques

    • Manual Handling: Semi Squat Technique

    • The leg lift technique

    • Manual Handling: Leg Lift Technique

    • Other important elements to consider videos

    • Manual Handling: Stance and Position

    • Manual Handling: Getting Close To The Load

    • Manual handling: Gripping

    • Lifting from height videos

    • Manual Handling: Lifting From Shoulder Height

    • Carrying

    • Manual Handling: From waist height

    • Manual handling: Carrying

    • Twisting and turning

    • Manual Handling: Twisting and Turning

    • Pushing and pulling

    • Manual handling: Pushing & pulling

    • Reaching tasks

    • Manual handling: Reaching low and high

    • Grasping and manipulating

    • Manual handling: Grasping and manipulating objects on shelf

    • Dual and team lifting

    • Manual handling: Team lifting

    • Manual handling technique quiz

  • 5

    Assessing risk & implementing control measures

    • Module 5 Control Measures

    • Control measures quiz

  • 6


    • Summary

    • Manual Handling Poster

    • Resources

  • 7

    Online Course Survey

    • Manual handling train the trainer for health professionals feedback survey

Pricing options

Contact us for larger groups of workers


Osteopath / S&C Coach

Heath Williams

Heath Williams Osteopath / Strength and Conditioning Coach www.principlefourosteopathy.com.au / www.corporateworkhealth.com.au


Wade Brennan

Physiotherapist WHS Consultant Strength & Conditioning Coach

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