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WHS & Manual Handling - May 2018

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (AEST)

WHS & Manual Handling - May 2018

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Course overview

This training is essential for staff/volunteers to meet two of the four Commonwealth Home Services Programme (CHSP) training requirements: Manual Handling & WHS.

Covering the theoretical basics and responsibilities under WHS ACT 2011 (NSW), this workshop develops participant’s skills in practical application of hazard identification, risk assessment and control in the workplace. The experienced trainer creates an interactive and engaging environment so that participants take ownership of the content.

Topics covered

Work Health And Safety (WHS)

  • WHS legal responsibilities of officers, workers, volunteers and others
  • Importance of WHS consultation
  • Defining hazard and risk in the workplace
  • Effectively assessing common hazards and determining how to eliminate or control the risk
  • Understanding what to do in an emergency

Manual Handling

  • What is manual handling?
  • Anatomy, biomechanics including posture and ergonomic principles
  • How manual handling injuries occur
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling manual handling risks
  • Practically applying safe manual handling techniques

Who should participate?

This training is essential for staff and volunteers working in Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) / Disability funded services to meet two of the four CHSP requirements.


Bookings close 5pm

Wednesday 16th May 2018 


About the facilitator

Alana Mihalascu  - Alana graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2006 and went on to complete a Certificate IV in Assessment and Training in 2009. She has gained a wide range of experience in the field of occupational therapy, including working in occupational rehabilitation in Australia and in the clinical setting in the United Kingdom. Her passion is conducting training to assist with the prevention of injuries in the workplace. Alana has conducted training in numerous settings such as: Healthcare, government departments, allied health and private enterprises. 

Have questions about WHS & Manual Handling - May 2018 ? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

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When & Where

Mill Hill Centre
Training Room 2
31 - 33 Spring Street
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (AEST)

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The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc. (JNC) provides a diverse range of services and support to disadvantaged groups across local government areas in Bondi Junction (Waverley), Randwick and Maroubra. Operating for 41 years, JNC has continuously strived to provide responsive and meaningful services to meet identified community needs and seek to develop community participation in the development of these services.

As a basic introduction, The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is a not for profit organisation resourced through government funding from Department of Social Services, NSW Family and Community Services, local government, community grants, donation, and some sponsorship.

We provide specialist services for familiesolder people, people with disabilities and their carers; facilitate the recruitment, training and referral of volunteers for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) in the City of Sydney and Eastern Suburbs; work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Randwick LGA, run social inclusion groups & classes for people who are socially isolated; and organise practical assistance with outreach services including financial counselling, tax help etc.

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