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HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Course Description

Manual handling is a part of the daily work routine for many employees and can be risky at times. It often results in workplace injuries. Hence, it is crucial to know how to do these tasks safely. If employees are not trained properly in manual handling, they may make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, especially if handling hazardous substances or materials.

This course provides training that helps you to identify potential hazards and risk factors associated with manual tasks. It also helps you to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to apply safe manual handling techniques while performing these tasks by preparing for and implementing appropriate controls.

You will learn about how the body moves and performs tasks, the significance of maintaining proper posture and body positioning, and how to identify the indications of an injury and report it.

This course requires that the skills learned be applied in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth and State/Territory, as well as relevant Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. An example of such a code is the Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice.

Units Delivered

The certificate includes the following units:

  • HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

Performance tasks –

Choose any three scenarios from the list of options. Then, complete each of the steps below for the three scenarios chosen:

  • Identify a manual task involving risk
  • Undertake risk assessment and complete a risk assessment form
  • Prepare for the manual task
  • Safely complete the manual task


Documentation – You will be required to fill out a Discomfort Survey form and three Risk Assessment forms.

Theory assessment – The training session will end with a written exam that includes multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Students must answer all questions.

Learning Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints.

Training and assessment is delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

To know more about your rights and responsibilities, including complaints and appeals, please check their student handbook at allenstraining.com.au.

Certificate Renewal Requirements

The units have the following recommended renewal periods:
  • HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely (Not applicable)

Course Duration

Online with face-to-face min. duration 40 minutes.

Delivery Location

Public Classes (Clayton, Victoria)
Are held at our training facility located at Suite 35, 195 Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3168.

Group Bookings (Australia-wide)
Courses are delivered Australia-wide in your workplace during or out of business hours at no extra cost. There is a minimum of 6 participants (maximum of 10 per session) required for a group booking at your service.

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