This training aims to enhance the safe working for those in operational jobs within manufacturing and engineering industries. Training includes 3 units of competency that impact day-to-day safety of manufacturing workers and machine operators. For example manual handling or repetitive and potentially awkward handling, safety planning and participating in routine operational activities and work-related communications and information to ensure safe and successful manufacturing outcomes from an individual, team and organisational perspective.


Course Dates

  • UOC: MEM11011 - Manual Handling | MEM13015 - Work Effectively & Safely in Manufacturing & Engineering | MEM16006 - Organise & Communicate Information
  • Cost: From $POA
  • Duration: 1 Day

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Course Details



From $POA



1 Day




Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

  • Classroom
  • On-site
  • In-person
  • Groups
Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

MEM11011 - Manual Handling | MEM13015 - Work Effectively & Safely in Manufacturing & Engineering | MEM16006 - Organise & Communicate Information

With multi-operational work applications, this Manual Handling Plus Training is a more comprehensive integrated training specifically for those in engineering, heavy industry, machinery, food or technology manufacturing. These units will help build a strong safety culture through insight of the activities, processes and tasks commonly happen in manufacturing and engineering environments. See below for more information about the specific course content.

  • MEM11011 – Manual Handling
  • MEM13015 – Work Effectively & Safely in Manufacturing & Engineering
  • MEM16006 – Organise & Communicate Information
What is manual handling
  • types of loads
  • legislation, standards & organisational requirements
  • whs legislation, rights & obligations
  • safe work australia
  • safety standards & procedures
  • standard operating procedures
  • communication & team work
  • written communication
  • verbal / non-verbal communication
Preparing for manual handling
  • identifying work requirements
  • determine material weight
  • risk management
  • identifying hazards
  • assessing risks
  • controlling risks
  • the hierarchy of control
  • administrative controls
  • reviewing control measures
  • near miss reporting
Move/shift materials manually
  • selecting the right equipment
  • lifting loads
  • individual lifting techniques
  • stacking loads
  • team lifting
  • relocating loads
  • pushing/pulling
  • mechanical equipment
  • unloading
  • storage for safe manual handling
  • training & information

This is the Plus in the Manual Handling Plus Training Рand is focused on how to work effectively in manufacturing and engineering work situations, including planning routine work and participating in and following work health and safety (WHS) procedures. The unit applies to working either individually or in a team situation and includes contributing to work-related group activities in a manufacturing or engineering workplace Рsince this environment often has risks and operations that are unique. You will develop core WHS skills associated with carrying out routine operational activities safely and in compliance with relevant requirements. Additionally, you will develop the skills associated with effective participation in quality systems, communication and cooperation with others Рirrespective of the informal or formal quality management and improvement systems in place.

Determine job requirements
  • Identify goals, objectives and task requirements and clarify with appropriate persons, where required… 9
  • Prioritise task requirements
Review and modify plan
  • Adjust timelines, priorities and other planning components to respond to contingencies, as necessary
  • Re-examine results of work activity against the plan and identify possible improvements to future performance of work tasks
Work effectively with others in the workplace
  • Identify own role and responsibilities and relationship to other employees, including employees performing related/interdependent activities
  • Identify supervisors and other sources of advice and assistance for own work
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills to interact with others and contribute to activities and objectives
  • Review and modify own work progress to complement the work of others
  • Report own work progress to supervisors and where required to fellow employees using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Follow safe work practices
  • Check for and identify hazards in the work area before and during work
  • Follow procedures for avoiding or controlling hazards already identified in instructions, signage or other workplace communication
Hazard warning signs
  • Identify and report risks and hazards not covered by procedures
  • Select, use and maintain relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) by procedures, as required.
  • Recognise emergency situations and take appropriate initial emergency action
  • Follow procedures for responding to emergencies
  • Report incidents, injuries and other WHS non-conformances according to procedures
Work within a quality system
  • Follow instructions and procedures and perform duties in accordance with standard operating procedures or quality system requirements
  • Ensure conformance of product and process to specifications.
  • Report defects and non-conformance to specifications according to procedures
  • Participate in process improvement procedures, where required
Participate in workplace health and safety procedures
  • Identify workplace health and safety policies and procedures relevant to own work and work area
  • Identify relevant WHS managers and representatives for own work area
  • Provide input to minimise hazards in work area in line with organisation WHS procedures and participative arrangements

This component of the training is about optimising how you find, organise and communicate information related to production, maintenance or associated processes or tasks that apply in manufacturing, engineering and related environments.

Access information
  • Determine information requirements of tasks and access relevant information from a range of sources
  • How do we know if information is accurate and relevant?
  • Recognise and use workplace terminology correctly
Organise and analyse information
  • Interpret information and organise in accordance with work requirements
  • Recording the Information Collected
  • Determine relevance and implications for immediate work requirements
Communicate organised information using established workplace methods
  • Identify purpose of communication and appropriate communication method
  • Communicate information using established workplace methods

If you successfully complete this Manual Handling Plus course, you will receive a certificate which indicates the Statement of Attainments as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is a nationally recognised certification. The Statement is issued by us, Harness Energy (RTO 40521).

The Manual Handling Training ‘Statement of attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Units of Competency:

  • MEM11011 – Manual Handling
  • MEM13015 – Work Effectively & Safely in Manufacturing & Engineering
  • MEM16006 – Organise & Communicate Information

The Certificate is usually needed as evidence for your employer for safety and compliance requirements.

Course Requirements

No Course re-requisities apply. Please note this is a classroom based training course with practical components. Also review the important requirements applicable to all courses.

Additional Infomation

Roles & Industries

  • Machine Operators
  • Manufacturing Process Staff
  • Production Staff
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Manufacturing – general
  • Engineering
  • Heavy Manufacturing
  • Resources sector including Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables
  • Stock movement at awkward angles
  • Moving something repetitively or of awkward sizes
  • Routine machine and process operations
  • Inter-team operations roles within the manufacturing sector
  • Considering different skills and knowled with handling information for and to various functions within manufacturing and engineering industries

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