Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

This nationally recognised course is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the characteristics, hazards and legislative requirements needed to shift loads using manual handling methods. The course is a balanced mix of theory content and class participation. Assessment consists of written responses to questions and observation of practical skills.

Participants will learn:

  • Assessing risks associated with the relocation of loads when manually lifting and handling materials and goods and related precautions to control the risk including the load on the spine during lifting.
  • Planning load relocation including; postures and positions during lifting; work layout; the type, weight and position of the load; frequency of shifting operations; distance over which load is to be shifted; and time allowed for the shifting of the load.
  • Relocating loads.
  • Relevant OH&S procedures and guidelines concerning the manual lifting and movement of loads.
  • Workplace procedures and policies for manual handling.
  • Housekeeping standards procedures required in the workplace.

Location, dates and times

Burnie Campus
8am to 12noon

  • 18 March 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • Please Note:  Courses will only proceed with sufficient numbers

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Fees and Payments

2020:  $112 per person.  A concession rate is not available for this course.
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

Please Note:
Funding assistance is available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information visit TBCITB Website.


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