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Manual Material Handling

This half-day program teaches basic awareness of how to handle materials and heavy loads in a way that protects one of the most important areas of the body, the back. The course discusses how a healthy back functions, types of back injury and their common causes, the three basic steps for lifting simple objects, dealing with complex loads and tricky lifts, and six questions to ask yourself prior to attempting any lift. Paramount throughout the program is the emphasis on safe lifting, always lift within your capacity.

Course Outline







Certification, valid for three years.


Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how the back works
  • Defining back pain and types of injuries
  • Common injury causes
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Evaluating loads
  • Understanding the capabilities of the person lifting
  • Preventing back injuries


Participants are required to complete the Global Training Centre written competency check to a minimum 70% pass level in order to obtain a pass mark.

Manual Material Handling
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Please Note:
  • Courses are subject to change without notice.
  • Availability is based on a first come first served basis.
  • Please register by phone, fax or email.
  • Lunches are extra at $16.50 for selected courses. 
  • Minimum class size must be reached or class is cancelled.

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