HLTWHS005 - Manual Handling

HLTWHS005 – Manual Handling Training

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 aims to build 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 and hoists.



Course Changes in Response to COVID-19

To maintain appropriate social distancing throughout the course the  following changes have been made

  • Class sizes have been reduced to a maximum of 10 people.

Sit to stand and stand to sit transfers have been removed as a practical assessment, however a demonstration of how to perform this is online, as part of the theory, and is demonstrated by the instructor during the class. Students are not required to practice or demonstrate this type of transfer.

Manikins are used to simulate the patient in slide sheet use and demonstration.

Hoist transfers are completed by a individual rather than a team approach.

All Equipment is disinfected and washed after each course.

All students are required to wash hands and wear disposable gloves.

As this course is a requirement for some front line healthcare roles we ask that you only book in if it is a requirement of your job or you a student who is about to go on placement. 


Course Duration

The Manual Handling training duration is as follows:
Online Pre-Course Work: 3 hours
Practical Training: 3.5 hours

Refund Policy

We understand that there are times when you may need to reschedule or cancel a course booking. If this is the case please get in touch with us via email, admin@rtstraining.com.au.

To reschedule a booking please provide your original booking information and the day you would like to change to.

For any cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to the course an administrative fee of $25.00 will apply. Unfortunately no refunds or changes to course bookings can be made within 48 hours of a course start time.

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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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Award issued

Nurses who successfully complete this nationally recognised Manual Handling training will be awarded the statement of attainment:

  • HLTWHS005- Conduct Manual Tasks Safely (Valid for 3 Years)
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