Think about the last time you lifted an object that was heavier or more awkward than you anticipated. You got away with it then, so what’s the big deal? Well don’t be fooled, performing a manual handling task incorrectly, even just once, can have dire consequences. Manual handling injuries are frequently severe and cannot always be completely treated, leading to chronic ongoing problems.
So what is manual handling and why should you take this course? Well manual handling, also known as manual tasks, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object. It is encountered in all areas of the retail industry and injuries relating to manual handling can be disabling and costly.
AVELING’s Manual Handling for Retail course will teach you how to properly identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to help make sure your workplace remains safe and injury-free.
- What is manual handling?
- Ergonomic hazards
- The risks and consequences of manual handling
- Legal requirements and responsibilities
- Assessing manual handling tasks and minimising risk
- Using mechanical aids
- Proper lifting technique
- Manual handling scenario
$55 (incl. GST)
Anyone in the retail industry who may need to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain objects in their workplace or vehicle.
A Certificate of Participation will be emailed at the end of the course.