QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF) [Classroom Course]
Awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling
Duration: 0.5 days
Ofqual Regulated Qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards: Yes
Suggested progression: QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) or the QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work?
The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF) 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!
This qualification covers the following topics:
- 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
The course will conclude with candidates undertaking a multi-choice examination, the successful completion of which will result in the awarding of a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF) which is an Ofqual Regulated Qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards.
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