This course is primarily aimed at individuals within the healthcare industry, exposed to day to day activities which involve some kind of manual handling, some more hazardous than others. Working in the healthcare sector, you may also be confronted by a life-threatening emergency such as someone experiencing Cardiac Arrest. Quick decision making and knowledge on what to do could save someone’s life. This course provides a combination of skills and knowledge required to undertake manual tasks safely and to recognise when someone is unconscious and not breathing normally (Cardiac Arrest) and increase their chance of survival by calling an ambulance and performing potentially lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including using a defibrillator, until emergency services arrive to take over.
The training in this course allows you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to firstly recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and the sources of risks and risk factors. Then prepare for and apply controls to complete these tasks using manual handling techniques which support safe work practice. You will also learn about the function of the body in movement and performing manual tasks, the importance of posture and positioning of the body and how to recognise symptoms of an injury and report it.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice such as the Hazardous manual tasks code of practice applies. This course is also delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and applies to all workers or members of the community who may be required to provide CPR in the event of an emergency.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Participants must have the physical capacity to use appropriate equipment, posture and handling techniques to conduct a manual move and/or lift.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and Practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Manual Handling Task: Horizontal movement (based on the student’s workplace environment and/or job role)
- Manual Handling Task: High to low movement (based on the student’s workplace environment and/or job role)
- Manual Handling Task: Low to high movement (based on the student’s workplace environment and/or job role)
Documentation – Completion of a Risk Assessment form and an Incident Report Form.
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions.