Each state has a similar section in the legislation… Work Health & Safety Regulation (QLD) 2011 section 60 states “A PCBU must manage risks to health & safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task…”
Part of the Hazard & Risk Assessment is to identify issues and implement the hierarchy of control to reduce injury. Then comes the training that can be conducted as online training.
There are two types of manual handling training:
- Manual Handling involving inanimate objects
- Manual Handling of people including infants and children
Hazardous Manual Handling Training
Manual Handling of Infants
This course is aimed at Childcare workers who are manual handling children. The Practical Manual Handling Activities covers how to pick up infants safely and ways to minimise the need to pick them up.
Manual Handling of Persons
This course is aimed at support workers who are assisting people with physical impairments to get in and out of a wheelchair or a bed.
Risk Assess Manual Tasks
You need to carry out a risk assessment for any manual tasks that have the potential of being hazardous or you have identified as being hazardous.
A Risk Assessment of manual tasks will help you identify: