Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

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The course HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

This course is delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Participants who have completed this manual handling course and have been assessed as competent in all assessments will receive a digital Statement of Attainment in:

  • HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely

Certificates will be issued within 24 hours of completing the course.


There are no pre-requisites for HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely. Participants are however required to have a minimum level of Literacy and Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. 

Please notify us if you have any medical conditions or special needs that may prevent you completing all practical assessments.

Identify manual tasks involving risk:

  • Recognise manual tasks that may involve risk to self or others
  • Identify risk factors that make the manual task hazardous
  • Determine the nature and extent of the risk
  • Follow organisation procedures for controlling hazardous manual tasks

Prepare for manual tasks:

  • Prepare workplace layout and environment according to organisation procedures
  • Organise task and workflow appropriately
  • Prepare and package loads for movement, taking account of specific requirements for different materials and organisation procedures
  • Select and use personal protective equipment appropriate to the task
  • Ensure task is within personal capabilities

Complete manual tasks:

  • Use appropriate posture and handling techniques to reduce muscle load on exertion
  • Select, adjust and use mechanical aids and handling devices according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Pace and schedule tasks according to procedures

Contribute to safe work practices:

  • Identify hazardous manual tasks and report to supervisor according to organisation procedures
  • Follow organisation procedures for reporting symptoms of injury or actual injury to self and others
  • Participate in workplace safety activities and contribute to the improvement of manual tasks
  • Contribute to risk management approach to reduce risks from manual tasks

For Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including complaints, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Participants must have the physical capacity to use appropriate equipment, posture and handling techniques to conduct a manual move and/or lift.

Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.

Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include: 

Performance tasks –

Choose 3 scenarios from the scenario options list

In relation to the scenarios, demonstrate each of the following for each of the scenarios:

  • Identify a manual task involving risk
  • Undertake risk assessment and complete a risk assessment form
  • Prepare for the manual task
  • Safely complete the manual task

Documentation – Completion of a Discomfort Survey form and 3 x Risk Assessment forms.

Theory assessment – A written exam consisting of multiple choice question and short answer questions to be completed at the end of the training session. The student must complete all questions.

Conduct Manual Tasks Safely Course Locations

Our convenient training centres can be accessed by a different number of trains, trams and buses. Drivers have a range of free and paid parking options available in every training location.

CPR and First Aid courses are available every day, 7 days a week at every location

Life Saving First Aid Preston


282 Plenty Road, Preston
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Life Saving First Aid Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East

771 Toorak road, Hawthorn East
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Life Saving First Aid Dandenong


13 Dandenong St, Dandenong
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Life Saving First Aid Deer Park

Deer Park

21 Radnor Drive, Deer Park
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Life Saving First Aid Geelong


109 Yarra Street, Geelong
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Life Saving First Aid Croydon


4-6 Croydon Road,
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Life Saving First Aid Pakenham


36B Main Street, Pakenham
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Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. You can find the Student Handbook by clicking here