MEM11011 Undertake Manual Handling

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to lift and move materials manually and/or using basic manual handling equipment in a wide range of environments. Maximum manual lifting weight is limited to Safe Work Australia recommendations.


Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • Risk increasing factors
  • Statistics
  • Purchasing to eliminate or minimise risks
  • Changing design or layout of building
  • How to control the risks
  • Training and supervision
  • Training records
  • WHS Act
  • Move/shift materials manually
  • Injury location
  • Hand tools
  • Handling animals
  • Restraint control
  • Physical restraint
  • Using administrative control measures
  • Rest breaks
  • Team handling



3.5 Hours