Loads 3

The Loads 3 course (4 days) continues to develop the skills learnt in Loads 2 by working with larger objects and two person transfers. It considers applications of the transfers to industry specific environments such as warehouses, groundskeeper and construction sites.

The course focuses on embedding safe manual handling principles based on Chaput. These principles are:
  • Physical safety.
  • Economy of effort.
  • Using the load to help.

Course Pre-Requisite:

Successful completion of Loads 2.

Course Aims:

The aims of the course are to:
  • Apply risk management to a range of industrial environments and loads.
  • Use manutention postures and actions in loads handling situations.
  • Develop skills to be a work place trainer in the loads stream.
  • Work as a team to complete handling tasks.

Course Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course, a competent participant will be able to:
  • Discuss the impact of specific loads factors on handling.
  • Apply fundamental postures and actions to a variety of manual tasks within the industrial environment.
  • Give and receive feedback according to adult learning principles.
  • Show evidence of understanding of Work safety and health and risk management within industrial environment.
  • Apply Chaput’s principles for risk control to a variety of manual tasks.
  • Work as part of a team.

Course Assessments:

A participant must successfully complete the following formal assessments to be deemed competent in Loads 3:
  • Demonstrate a learned Manutention technique.
  • Review the presentation of a peer within the course.
  • Three physical tests.
  • A fundamental postures and actions theory test.
  • Evaluate a manual task to identify risk factors.
  • Deconstruct a manutention task into its essential components.
  • Develop a pedagogy teaching order suitable for use in a short course training session using manutention principles.


Workplace Trainer:

In order to complete the requirements to be a Level 3 Workplace Trainer and train small groups within your workplace, the participant will be required to:
  • Develop a short course session plan with theory and practical elements relevant to Loads.
  • Incorporate work health and safety into the session plan.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of three manutention transfers.
  • Provide corrective feedback to participants during the allocated practice time for the manutention transfers.
  • Conduct the training session using adult learning principles.

For further information please contact:

    Larry Demers
    Administration Assistant, AAMP (WA)
    E: admin@manutention.org.au
    P: 0450 800 592
    M: AAMP(WA)
    PO Box 18
    Subiaco 6904 WA