Manual Handling

Manual Handling


Did you know that health care workers have a higher than average chance of being seriously injured at work? Manual handling is the biggest cause of workplace injury in Victoria.

Manual handling means using your body to exert force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain objects or people. Hazardous manual handling can lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries. These can be debilitating and long-term conditions that can severely affect a person's quality of life. According to Worksafe Victoria your employer is required to protect you from manual handling injuries, at the same time, you have a general duty to take reasonable care for your own health and safety, and that of others who may be affected by your work, and to cooperate with your employer’s efforts to make the workplace safe.


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Content & Delivery

Key Content

This workshop covers the following:

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Anatomy & Facts
  • Risk Factors
  • Dynamics & Ergonomics
  • ANMFVic / Industry Safe Patient Handling
  • Use of manual handling aids / equipment
  • Preventing Work Related Stress - Risk Control Measures

*Workshops can be contextualized to suit your individual organizational needs


This workshop is delivered in the classroom over a 2 hour duration



Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to confidently demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and will receive a Statement of Attendance for Professional Development within 10 business days.


All Health Training recommends refreshing your knowledge and skills annually.



AHT - Making you the Future of Healthcare

All Health Training is a registered Training Organisation (TOID 22066) committed to quality training and education. We provide a ranges of courses, workshops and by distance learning specialising in the health care industry.

AHT Locations

Modern and fully equipped training facilities at Blackburn, Narre Warren and Preston.

Public Course Bookings

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Group/Corprate Bookings

Group bookings can be delivered at your own facility or at one of AHT’s training facilities

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For Enquiries and Pricing

Phone: 03 9894 3900 or Email:
Head Office: Level 2, 29 Railway Rd, Blackburn VIC 3130 | 03 9894 3900