QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF)

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The next date for our fully accredited QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF) course is Fri 8 September 2017.

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The benefits of this ½ day Principles of Manual Handling training course

Every year, about half a million people suffer from musculoskeletal disorders due to work related activities. On average, each of those people had to take 16 days off work, with many never fully recovering from those injuries.

This course is there to help people avoid getting injured in the first place.

This QA Level 2 Award in the Principles of Manual Handling (QCF) only covers the theory behind manual handling. If you'd like to get actual practice in correct manual handling techniques, we highly recommend you do the full day QA Level 2 Award in Save Moving and Handling (QCF) course.

Principles of Manual Handling Course Contents

In this Principles of Manual Handling course, we will cover:

  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Manual handling laws
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Manual handling 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

Qualsafe Awards Accreditation

Our Principles of Manual Handling Course is a nationally recognised, Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards. So you can be rest assured that your Principles of Manual Handling certificate fulfills the legal requirements and is a very good way to make sure you and your employees are trained appropriately.