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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 Volunteer & Service Training (VAST) Program specialises in the delivery of Learning and Development opportunities for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and disability funded services' staff, managers, board members and volunteers across Eastern Sydney and City of Sydney.

VAST provides face to face courses, managers' breakfasts, volunteer training, customised training opportunities, including our highly sought after, "Tailored for Tomorrow" program. 

VAST is part of the Southern Sydney Connection partnership with 3Bridges and STARS and is a program of The Junction Neighbourhood Centre.

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