Manual Task Risk Assessment (IMHR01)

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Course overview

This two hour session provides participants with guidance on the work environment, through both theory and practical based learning. The program will provide staff with the technical and practical applications of safe and effective manual tasks. Additionally this training will provide staff with knowledge of risk assessment processes, and specific strategies for providing constructive observations and feedback to their co-workers in relation to manual task techniques.

Who should attend

This session is designed for all staff who perform manual tasks.

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Perform their manual handling tasks safely, minimising risk of injury
  • Identify unsafe manual handling tasks
  • Identify ways to implement task rotation and change unsafe work practices
  • Comply with responsibilities under the WHS Act 2011

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • What are manual tasks and why we need to undertake safely
  • Your responsibilities under the WHS Act 2011
  • How to conduct a risk assessment
  • What to do if you get injured at work or outside of work
  • The 4B’s of safe lifting

When can I attend

Please contact to schedule. Multiple sessions can be scheduled if there are more than 12 participants from one area requesting to attend training.


This session is free to ANU staff.  


To arrange or enrol in manual handling skills training, please email

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code.
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