HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely

HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely

In every workplace, workers are exposed to day-to-day activities involving manual handling, some more hazardous than others.

These tasks are a common cause of workplace injury, so understanding how to undertake these tasks safely is imperative. Employees can make mistakes and even suffer serious injury without manual handling training. 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 first to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and the sources of risks and risk factors. Then, use manual handling techniques that support safe work practices to prepare for and apply controls to complete these tasks.

You will also learn about the body’s function in movement and performing manual tasks, the importance of posture and positioning, and how to recognise symptoms of an injury and report it. 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.


Participants must be physically able to use appropriate equipment, posture and handling techniques to conduct a manual move and/or lift.

Depending on the course delivery mode, students may be required to undertake online pre-course work before attending the face-to-face session.

Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.

Online with face-to-face assessment Face to Face contact time of at least 40 Mins

Redland Bay and Logan venues.