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Course Information - HLTAID001Provide Cardiopumonary Resuscitation

Principles of Safe Lifting & Carrying

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Course Description

It is important to understand that of all the manual handling activities that put people at risk, lifting and carrying of objects accounts for 75% of all manual handling accidents and injuries. The principles of correct lifting and carrying must therefore be an important part of any manual handling program. This program has been produced with the general workforce in mind and will be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Course Content

This program covers the following:  anatomy & physiology of the neck and back; types of injuries - muscle, ligament and disc; steps to safe lifting; physical characteristics of loads; working conditions; personal limitations of personnel involved in manual handling tasks.

Assessment Tasks

An assessment task of 10 multiple choice questions and answers willl be discussed in class.


Each candidate will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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