Manual Handling Awareness – Online

This course is suitable for all workers who require the basic understanding of manual handling of materials, goods, products and equipment in the workplace.


After successful completion of the online course you will be issued with an electronic badge. Before we can issue you with a Certificate, you will need to contact Wood Training with proof of identity.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • types of manual handling.
  • body movement risks.
  • workplace situations which could result in injury.
  • WorkSafe NZ Health and Safety legislation.
  • risk assessment.
  • principles of safe manual handling practice.
  • a range of mechanical aids.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of type of manual handling, body movement risks and workplace situations that could result in injury.
  • demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements under WorkSafe NZ and Health and Safety legislation.
  • identify the principles of safe manual handling practices.

Course structure

After you contact Wood Training, we will send you a confirmation email with a self-enrolment key. You will be prompt- ed in the system to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.
You will be sent a link to access your course with this self- enrolment key. You will be prompted in the system to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.

You will need to have:

  • Access to a computer and stable internet
  • An email address

Assessment process

It consists of online learning modules that you work through at  your own pace.  At the end of the course there are summative assessment tasks.

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Course Length

Between 1 and 4 hours


Online Course


$115 + GST per person

Group rates available

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