Hazardous Manual Tasks Training Course

In every workplace, workers are exposed to day to day activities which involve some kind of manual handling, some more hazardous than others. These tasks are a common cause of injury in the workplace, and as such, understanding how to undertake these tasks safely is imperative. Without manual handling training, employees can make mistakes and even suffer serious injury. 

Conducted by our experienced workplace safety professionals, this course is designed to train participants in how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to assist in maintaining an injury free workplace. This course is contextualised to your unique manual handling environment and is applicable across a range of industries, such as:

  • Office-based work

  • Health Care Workers

  • Mining and Construction

  • Retail and Warehousing

Face to Face

4 hours


3 hours


2 hours*

Enhanced Online

1 hour


$150 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Competency Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 4 hours full face to face course
  • Blended: 3 hours full face to face course
  • Refresher Training: 2 hours face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates
  • Online with face to face assessment: Online learning with 1 hour of face to face assessment.
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • WHS Regulatory requirement relating to manual tasks
  • Roles and responsibilities in relation to manual handling safety
  • Risk management approach to hazardous manual tasks
  • Risk factors and potential sources of risks for hazardous manual tasks
  • Types of manual task activity and the injuries that can result
  • The human body and the the risk from performing hazardous manual tasks
  • Manual handling techniques that support safe work practices
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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