Manual Handling in Aged, Disability and Home Care - V2.0
Manual tasks at work encompass a wide range of physical activities. They are defined as anything that requires the use of force for lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or restraining any person, animal or item.
The manual handling of people, particularly assisting clients with daily activities such as personal care and mobility tasks, constitutes a large proportion of the manual handling activities performed by care workers.
This eLearning course also describes work practices for safe manual handling and effective hazard identification and risk assessment.