Manual handling training specifically for the healthcare industry

Meeting the best practice standards and ensuring your team is made up of highly skilled carers is the goal for all providers delivering personal and clinical care. It is vitally important in the healthcare industry that all staff understand the key points of body mechanics for themselves and their customers and that they are well trained in the use of standard mobility and independence equipment.

Evidence shows that a lack of training and the variation in staff experience can lead to inconsistency in everyday practices. Unpredictable and difficult activities like patient handling can lead to increased injury and increased injury claims. Workplace processes need to ensure a consistent application of manual handling standards and ensure consistent knowledge and effective application of industry equipment and processes.


The plan that reduces risk in your organisation

The KINNECT Training Manual Handling for Healthcare program addresses the issues felt within the healthcare, home and community care, aged care or disability care sectors. The program will address the risks affecting your organisation, understand your equipment and actions to complete care activities. The program directly addresses the work activities that have important manual handling implications for your organisation.

The program for success includes –

  • Assessing your organisational needs and current processes
  • Understand your current manual handling risks
  • Identify your training requirements
  • Contextualise the program to your needs
  • Confirm knowledge and application with individual assessment of participants
  • Maximum level of practical time within the session
  • Provide take-home messages to support healthy employees


The KINNECT Training Guarantee

KINNECT Training will ensure your program meets best practice delivery. We do this by

  • ensuring programs are contextualised and individualised
  • ensuring leading support materials and equipment are available for the training
  • regular validation of our programs utilising our Ergonomists, Occupational Therapists, Physiologists and Physiotherapists with industry experience
  • ensuring delivery by Trainers / Assessors with real-world health and community care experience.


Great trainer, very passionate, knowledgeable and supportive.

July, 2021

I learned so many things, am happy, all good.

July, 2021

It was excellent. Lots of examples, love it!

Weiyi W.
July, 2021


Single Person

Face to Face

$195.00 pp

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Multiple Persons

Face to Face

$195.00 pp

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To discuss your onsite training requirements please contact KINNECT Training

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What You Will Learn

Being able to effectively understand and participate in safe manual handling practices allows all staff to significantly impact the health, safety and wellbeing of your workplace. This practical hands-on course provides the skills and knowledge to conduct manual and patient handling practices safely, contributing to ongoing risk identification and management. Your staff will learn:

  • How to identify manual tasks involving risk to self or others and the factors that make them hazardous
  • Understand the level of risk and the procedures for controlling it
  • How to prepare the workplace appropriately and organise tasks and workflows
  • Prepare people and other loads for movement and handling
  • Use correct PPE and people handling equipment correctly
  • Understand own personal capabilities and work pacing
  • Understand appropriate patient handling techniques
  • Understand processes to report risks and contribute to continuous improvement within the workplace.

Statement of Completion

Students who successfully complete this Manual Handling in Healthcare training course will be provided with a “Certificate of Completion” issued by KINNECT Training. This unit has been designed to specifically cater to address manual handling risks in the healthcare industry including hospitals, community care, respite care and aged care.


Face to face program delivered onsite

This delivery option includes:

  • 4-5 hour program delivered on your site utilising your equipment.
  • Hands on practical and theoretical assessment

Program can be delivered at our training centres by arrangement.

Delivery to regional and remote locations is available but may be subject to travel fees. Contact KINNECT Training for detials and a quote.

A program for the whole workforce

This program is designed for all employees exposed to the risk of general manual handling and patient handling risk. It is recommended that all staff complete the training to ensure a consistent approach across the organisation and to allow for risks to be identified and addressed by all in the workplace.

A program for the whole workforce

There are no set pre-requisites for entry into this program. However, this program does include the following to successfully complete all components –

  • physical ability to perform manual handling and patient handling activities including the use of relevant equipment
  • ability to understand and interpret technical information eg: basic legislation and safety procedures
  • ability to accurately record written information
  • ability to communicate processes and procedures including workplace peers and Trainers.

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Industry Relevant Programs

Rigorous industry consultation with health and aged care experts and clinical bodies ensures program address the workplace risk.

Flexible Delivery Options

Programs delivered to suit your workplace requirements through relevant contextualisation.

Driven for Results

Trainers with industry qualifications, real world experience and a passion in their field to make sure you get the outcomes you need.



Can our own organisational procedures be built into the training?

Absolutely. We encourage the use of your procedures and documentation throughout the program. Let us know what you would like to include and we’ll work with you to see how the program is delivered.

What equipment is needed for the onsite delivery?

This will depend on what your main tasks are and what your priorities are for the training. Typically this includes a wheel chair, hoist and slide sheets. Once we know more about the workplace we can confirm what is needed.


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To book, go to the book now section and click the ‘In-House’ delivery option to provide your details, or call us on 1300 591 548 or email

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After you submit your query, we will contact you to confirm your training needs, where the training will be held and any special requirements. We’ll provide a thorough quote on the training service, the costs and the outcomes for your business.

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Enjoy your course day(s)! We’ll bring all the training resources required and will work with you to ensure the day goes smoothly.

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