Manual Handling training is important if you in a role where you need to use some force to lift, lower, push, pull, restrain something such as a load, a person or animal. The handling of something does not even need to be particularly heavy because you could be required to be in an awkward position or be doing something repetitively – the risks of which being you sustain an injury. This makes manual handling a potentially hazardous activity.

Organisations have a duty of care to ensure that risks associated with the activity are minimised. In fact legislation and safety legislation at national, state and even industry level outlines a range of organisation and individual responsibilities for such operations – and is one of the reasons this training is important but can be overlooked in the context of other WHS responsibilities organisations have.

So, if you are involved in any form of manual movement check you are trained or request this accredited training to help protect yourself and your work colleagues. If you are an organisation it is worth checking that safety training schedules accommodate this important area of training for manual handling risk minimisation.


Course Dates

  • UOC: MEM11011 - Manual Handling
  • Cost: From $195
  • Duration: 1/2 Day

Book in for Manual Handling Training at any one of our Training Facilities in Brisbane, Chinchilla, Toowoomba or Request a Group Discount Booking

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Course Details



From $195



1/2 Day




Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

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

Unit Of Competency

MEM11011 - Manual Handling

With multi-industry application, this manual handling training is an important course and will teach you about what manual handling actually includes – from repetitive actions to vibrations and how to assess the right approach to the handling of different types of materials such as gasses, liquids, bulk materials, loads, documents, people and livestock. Each have different approaches to handle safely and this course will teach you:

  • What is manual handling and identifying hazards
  • Managing manual handling tasks in the workplace including how to identify the safest method of movement and apply different lifting and transfer techniques
  • The risks of not applying safe techniques
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

If you successfully complete this 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

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

NOTE: Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM11011B – Undertake manual handling

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

  • General Labourers
  • Warehouse staff
  • Office staff
  • Animal handlers
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Broad Industry relevance to anyone involved in some form of material handling
  • Stock movement at awkward angles
  • Handling people or animals
  • Moving something repetitively
  • Moving packages of awkward sizes


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