The Importance of Manual Handling – KW


Practical Skills Training in Health

Manual Handling (non-accredited)

Why do HITsa’s Individual Support students undertake Manual Handling?

Manual Handling is an important part of everyday life and working as a support worker it becomes even more important as you are not just making sure you are safe when performing manual handling tasks, but also the safety of the person you are caring for and your co-workers.

This unit gives students the skills to safely undertake manual handling tasks, which reduces the risk of injury to themselves and others.

Manual handling is practiced in a lot of tasks we undertake throughout the day, whether it be lifting a box of paper or assisting a person to stand up or assisting putting someone in a sling lifter.

Here are some photos of students at a recent practical training day using the lifting equipment at Clarence Gardens.