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

Manual Handling Training Courses

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

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 £75.00 pp

  • Half day course (face to face), 2 sessions (virtual)
  • Gives learners a good understanding of why manual handling is so important
  • Gives learners the knowledge of safe manual handlng principles
  • Our full day course, Safe Moving and Handling, will also give learners sound practice in manual handling

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Principles of Manual Handling

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Benefits of this course:

  • 498,000 people people suffered from musculoskeletal disorders due to work related activities in 2018/2019
  • Of those, 138,000 were from people who had not suffered this before
  • 6.9 million working days, or 26,436 working years, were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders that year
  • 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, saving both human suffering and cost to the employer and employee both

Course Contents

  • 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:
  • Recognising a range of mental health conditions:
  • - Musculoskeletal system
  • - Centre of gravity
  • - Lever system
  • Manual handling equipment:
  • - Types of manual handling aids and equipment
  • - Maintenance and requirements for testing
  • Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:
  • - Preparing for a lift
  • - Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
  • - Team manual handling

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Accredited, Ofqual regulated qualification

Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre 0904462

Our Principles of Manual Handling Course is a nationally recognised, Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards.

This means that you can be rest assured that your Principles of Manual Handling Course fulfills the legal requirements and is a very good way to make sure you and your employees are trained in the principles of Manual Handling.

The Ofqual Register number for this course is 603/2720/0

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