Manual Handling Training

Musculoskeletal (sprains and strains) account for 43% of serious workers’ compensation claims(1). At Recovery Partners our belief is that sprains and strains are largely avoidable injuries which can be prevented by a targeted risk management approach to work health and safety initiative. One component of which is the implementation of a job specific manual handling education package. It is not just about improving technique, we take a risk management approach to manual handling. We understand that workplace can’t always be the perfect environment for lifting and moving objects. You don’t live in a world full of perfectly square boxes all of which are located at waist height. We aim to improve the skills of your staff in identifying manual handling risk and in how to apply manual handling principles to allow you perform the task better on a day to day basis.

What will I learn?

Our manual handling package is a combined theoretical and practical session that looks at informing participants on the theoretical basics and developing their skills in the practical application of best practice manual handling techniques.

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • How Manual Handling Injuries occur?
  • Identify, Assess and Control Manual Handling risks
  • Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Safe Lifting Techniques – theory and practical.

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At Recovery Partners we appreciate that to deliver the desired outcomes we must tailor the content of the training to specifically match the physical demands and requirements of your workplace.

Who should attend?

Manual handling is something that every worker deals with on a daily basis and we encourage training for all your employers starting with those carrying the highest level of risk. You may require manual handling training specifically for managers and supervisors after becoming aware that “officers” now have an increased duty of care under the WHS Act 2011.

Who delivers the Training?

Passionate Allied Health professionals, such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists with experience in workstation design and workplace injuries provide this interactive training that will allow your staff to reduce the likelihood of a workplace injury. View our team here.


Delivery of the course is based on adult learning principles to a maximum of 16 people per session. We encourage a high level of participation from all attendees. This is achieved via activities, case examples and discussion.


Each training session will be two hours in duration. This time does not include setup and pack down for the trainer.

Training – Facilities

Recovery Partners will conduct the training on-site. Participants will be provided with a copy of the presentation slides, an exercise sheet and an exam sheet.


On completion of all topics, successful participants are issued a certificate for the course in Manual Handling.