Focusing on Manual Handling in the Health Care and Nursing environment, this course is concerned with the workers’ ability to carry out their work in a safe manner within a prescribed range of functions involving known manual handling routines and procedures.
This Manual Handling Training for nurses and healthcare professionals is aimed at building an understanding of the nature and type of injuries that occur from performing manual handling, the role and responsibility of employers and employees in relation to manual handling safety, and key aspects of the risk assessment approach to manual handling tasks. The training has a strong practical component focusing on safe manual handling practices for transferring patients using slide sheets, hoists and sit to stand transfers.
Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
Course Delivery Mode: Online learning followed by face to face assessment
This self-paced online component takes around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your level of experience. It covers the theory components of the course through a series of video and online theory questions. You may choose to complete this during one or a number of sessions. You can also review the online theory after the course if you wish. We recommend that this component be completed using Google Chrome.
Please be aware that the online component must be completed prior to attending the face to assessment.
Face to Face Assessment
This part of the course will take around 3 hours to complete. During this time you will cover the following assessment areas
Complete 3 scenarios including slide sheet, Hoist use and patient sit to stand transfers.
In relation to the scenarios, demonstrate each of the following for each of the scenarios:
- 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 – Completion of a Discomfort Survey form and 3 x Risk Assessment forms.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: 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.
On the day of the course students must wear enclosed shoes.
From 1st January 2015, it is a government requirement to have a Unique Student Identifier Number (USI) for all nationally recognised courses that you attend.
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Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:
- HLTWHS005 Manual Handling
This Certificate is issued by our Training Partner, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO #90909
In response to COVID-19, we have implemented the following changes to our courses:
- Implemented an online learning component for some of our First Aid and selected healthcare courses, reducing the contact time for classes.
- Class sizes have been reduced to a maximum of 12 people to ensure adequate social distancing is maintained.
- Bag Valves Masks are used in substitution for rescue breaths during CPR training.
- Each student has their own equipment.
- Students are required to wash their hands at the start of the course and use disposable gloves throughout.
- Each student wipes down equipment using disposable disinfectant wipes.
- Manikins are cleaned by the staff at the end of each session.
On arrival at the centre:
- Students are requested to use hand gel on entry.
- Register on the Safe WA app or complete the register located at reception.
- Sign-in for a course is done using a tablet.
- No one is permitted to be in the centre until 10 minutes prior to a course.
To ensure you can successfully complete your practical training we ask the following:
- Arrive 10 minutes prior to the course start time. (Please note that if you arrive late you will not be able to attend the course).
- Wearing appropriate attire.
- Including enclosed shoes, pants and shirt.
- Verify your USI.
- Achieve 100% completion of the online learning material.
- Provide photo ID upon entry.
- Register on the Covid-19 Contract Registry.
If the student does not meet the above requirements, they will be unable to attend there practical training.
We understand there are times when you may need to make a change to your booking. If this is the case please get in touch with us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
For all requested booking changes, more than 48hrs (2 business days) prior to a course, no rebooking fee will apply. If the request is less than 48hrs (2 days) prior to a course no changes, including refund requests can be made.
All requested changes to a booking must be made in writing.
In the event of a cancellation request by a customer, a voucher will be issued to the value of the amount paid. This voucher can be used to book any future courses with us.