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Handle Construction Materials (Manual Handling)


More than 150 workers lose their lives at work every year, according to Safe Work Australia, which highlights the importance of on-site safety. Whether you run a large construction operation with hundreds of employees or a close-knit team, handling construction materials should be high on your agenda. Does your team have the skills and ability to apply environmental management principles? Training for handling construction materials is essential for any worker in the construction or associated industries. While this course is not compulsory, it can add real value to your operations and increase productivity and standards across the board. Capital Training Institute is proud of our CPCCCM2004A Handle Construction Materials course and we believe that it is important for businesses in all states and territories.

Risk Management

When it comes to construction materials and various other components, identifying and controlling risk is vital. This is mostly because the environment is constantly changing and what is safe one day may not be the next. As such, our trainers have developed a unique approach to risk management through legislative education and understanding.

Duty of Care

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees, visitors, contractors and others in the workplace. As such, every employer needs to undertake practical measures to control workplace risks and hazards and avoid manual handling injuries. A course in manual handling of construction material is a great way to promote this.

Technical knowledge

There are many elements that make up expert manual handling. At Capital Training Institute, we focus on two of these elements in great deal - estimating weight and selecting mechanical aids. We understand the importance of handling construction materials with care so have designed a course tailored to the specific needs of your team.


Please note: A pre-requisite of participating in this course is having completed the CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

What you'll Learn

The main objectives of the CPCCCM2004A Handle Construction Materials course includes the following:

  1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information for planning and preparation
  2. Construction materials are moved to specified locations applying safe manual handling techniques
  3. Construction materials and components are stacked/banded for mechanical handling in accordance with the type of material, plant and equipment to be used
  4. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification
  5. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices

Dates & Fees

For information on course commencement dates and course fees, contact your relevant state office. For information on VET FEE-HELP qualifications, click here.

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