Manual Handling / Back Care

Course Overview

Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the construction industry. Assessing each task and identifying methods to minimise the risks associated with manual handling, can significantly reduce the likelihood of injury. 

Manual handling is any activity that requires your force to lift, lower or carry something. Manual handling activities happen almost everywhere including, the construction industry, manufacturing, in the office, factories and also in the home

Manual Handling, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object, including a person or animal. Our Manual Handling / Back Care course will teach you how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to maintain an injury-free workplace.

More Course Information

The learning outcomes for the Manual Handling / Back Care Course are:

  • What is manual handling
  • Manual handling & force
  • Injuries & manual handling
  • Manual handling & reducing risk
  • Planning & assessment of the load
  • Mechanical aids and why they are used
  • Correct manual lifting technique
  • How to lift and move a load
  • Team lifting
  • Legal requirements & responsibilities
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Pricing & Attendance

Course cost

$30 (incl. GST)



Intended for

Obtaining a Certificate of Completion in Manual Handling / Back Care


You will receive a certificate outlining the course name and a list of your learning outcomes

You can not enrol yourself in this course.