MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING

WE WANT YOU TO BE SAFE AT WORK

Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work? It's no wonder when staff aren't properly educated about the best posture to properly carry equipment. 


We can offer appropriate education on how best to carry out your day to day tasks.

Principles of Manual Handling - Level 2

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling.


This theory based qualification is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.


With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!


What's Covered?

Common manual handling injuries Manual handling laws

Responsibilities of employers and employees 

Risk assessments

Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lever system

Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:

  • Preparing for a lift
  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
  • Team manual handling

Manual handling equipment:

  • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
  • Maintenance and requirements for testing


Please note that this qualification does not include practical sessions. Those requiring practical training should undertake the QA Level 2 Aard in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).

If you'd like to learn more, or if you're interested in participating in one of our courses, please check what courses we have coming soon.

Alternatively, if you're unsure about something, or would like to make an enquiry, don't hesitate to contact us.

Safe Moving and Handling - Level 2

 

Did you know that incorrect manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries?


The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role.


The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is the perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.


Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

What's Covered?

Common manual handling injuries. 

Manual handling laws.

Responsibilities of employers and employees. 

Risk assessments.

Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:

  • Musculoskeletal system.
  • Centre of gravity.
  • Lever system.

Manual handling equipment:

  • Types of manual handling aids and equipment.
  • Maintenance and requirements for testing.

 Manual handling practical sessions:

  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object.
  • Team manual handling.
  • Using equipment.

If you'd like to learn more, or if you're interested in participating in one of our courses, please check what courses we have coming soon.

Alternatively, if you're unsure about something, or would like to make an enquiry, don't hesitate to contact us.