Safe Manual Handling Practices

 HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practices

images (2)Information about the course:

This unit is concerned with the workers ability to carry out their work in a safe manner within the health care and other environment Work will usually be performed within a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures.


  • WHS legislation
  • Staff and Employer responsibilities
  • Incident reporting – Workplace risk and engineering for best outcome
  • Risk and Hazard identification – Client Risk management – risk matrix – Hierarchy of control
  • Careplans and Mobility plans
  • Practical skills with mechanical hoist – Lying and standing
  • Slip sheets, waist belts, walking belts, pivot boards, stand-up pivot board, Pat slides
  • Communication and Patient care involvement
  • Pressure care and prevention
  • Lavender towel bed wash as alternative
  • Selfcare and safe lifting, posture and ‘No Lift technique’ where possible.


Target audience:

Those students who have a manual handling element in their workplace, eg nursing staff, aged care workers, store person, packers


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

IMG_6088Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTHSE204D Follow safe manual handling practices

Course duration:

  • Full course: 4-5 hours face-to-face training
  • Refresher course: 2-4 hours face-to-face training