Analyse manual handling processes

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess manual handling risks

1.1. Identify manual handling hazards in work area

1.2. Assess risks arising from those hazards

2. Analyse physical effort requirements of job

2.1. Determine basic manual handling requirements of job

2.2. Analyse requirements in terms of components such as lift, move, place, hold

2.3. Analyse items to be handled in terms such as weight, size, shape or other hazards

3. Determine time/effort components of physical effort

3.1. Break required movement pattern down into movement components

3.2. Determine time and effort requirements for movements

3.3. Develop alternative movement patterns

3.4. Determine time and effort requirements for alternative movements

3.5. Determine handling aids required to assist movement

3.6. Determine preferred movement pattern/s

4. Analyse the ergonomics of physical effort

4.1. Analyse the ergonomics of the preferred movement pattern

4.2. Develop substitute movements for any movement which is not ergonomically sound

4.3. Determine handling aids required to improve ergonomics of required movements

5. Optimise application of physical effort

5.1. Select movement patterns which are ergonomically sound and time and effort efficient

5.2. Train all relevant people to use these methods

5.3. Ensure procedures and practices reflect the optimum methods

5.4. Communicate with team members and involve them in development of alternatives to ensure awareness and facilitate learning

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMT432A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA61108 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA31108 - Certificate III in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA51108 - Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MEM60105 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • MEM50205 - Diploma of Engineering - Technical
  • MEM50211 - Diploma of Engineering - Technical
  • MEM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • MEM50211 - Diploma of Engineering - Technical
  • MEM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • FPI30910 - Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • AUM45108 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus_Truck_Trailer)
  • LMT31110 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations
  • LMT31807 - Certificate III in Technical Textiles and Non-wovens
  • LMT30407 - Certificate III in Textile Fabrication
  • LMT30807 - Certificate III in Footwear Repair
  • LMT30307 - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning
  • LMT30907 - Certificate III in Leather Production
  • LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing Production
  • FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • DEF32312 - Certificate III in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
  • AUM40112 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing
  • PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations