EFR Manual Handling

EFR Manual Handling

About the Course

The Emergency First Response (EFR) Manual Handling Course teaches you how to safely handle loads to prevent short and long-term musculoskeletal injuries.

During the course you’ll learn about the musculoskeletal system, practical aspects of handling loads, and legal responsbilities on employers and employees. This course is for everyone; we all move loads everyday at work and at home.

Course Outline

The course is broken up into 3 stages, undertaken one after the other. Click through below to get more details on each of the stages.

Knowledge Development

Your instructor will introduce you to the human body, and more specifically the musculoskeletal system. You’ll learn about how to safely handle loads, and how handling loads in different ways has different effects on the body. You’ll also learn how to carry out a manual handling risk assessment, the legal responsbility of employers to their employees, and the responsibility of the employee, and techniques for the prevention of accidents.

Typical time commitment: 1-2 hours

Skill Development

During the skill development section, your instructor will demonstrate correct manual handling techniques for a variety of loads. You will get to practice each of the manual handling techniques and use of mechanical aids to assist with moving loads.

Typical time commitment: 1-2 hours

Scenario Practice

Your instructor will ask you to complete a number of scenarios. You’ll need to put together all you’ve learnt on the course to assess the situation and respond accordingly.

Typical time commitment: 1 hour

Pricing Options


The solo package includes private tuition, one-on-one with your instructor. This is a great option if you’re looking to tailor your course package completely. You can choose when and where you’d like to do the course and we’ll make it work.

from $875


Great for mates and couples looking to do the course together. We will work with you and your fellow course participant to tailor this course to the both of you. This course requires 2 students to run.

from $475pp


This package is great for groups such as schools or workplaces. This course requires a minimum of 3 students to run.

Please contact us for further bulk booking discounts for large groups.

from $350pp

More Information

Previous experience and/or qualifications: None.

Minimum age: None.

Our base price includes the learning and administrative costs of the course. There may be additional costs to consider depending on the course and your individual requirements, we will confirm these with you when you book onto the course. Find below our typical inclusions, and other costs that you may need to consider:

Package Inclusions
  • Instructor-led learning:
    • ½ day of instruction
  • Certification processing fee
Other Costs to Consider
  • Classroom hire
  • Travel

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