Manual Handling Safety Course


To obtain basic knowledge and skills for the manual handling of goods in the workplace.

For more information about Manual Handling practices please refer to the WorkSafe Code of Practice.

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors and Team leaders
  • Those employed in occupations where repetitive lifting of objects is required
  • Health and Safety Representatives

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of types of manual handling risks in the workplace
  • Describe injury risk reduction measures for manual handling in the workplace
  • Use safe manual handling practices with mechanical aids in the workplace


  • Be in employment
  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standard Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17459 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace 3


Half a Day (4 hours)

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 trainees and a Maximum of 10 trainees per programme.


Course Fees

$203.30 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.