LEVEL 2 AWARD IN MANUAL HANDLING
(SAFE MOVING AND HANDLING) QCF
Manual handling injuries are the main cause of lost working days in the UK. These occur due to sprains and strains resulting from the incorrect lifting and movement of objects. In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent regulations, it is the responsibility of all employers to provide employees with sufficient information and training on manual handling. Employees can gain a manual handling qualification through our Highfield approved training centre to ensure compliance with the regulations and to minimise the costs incurred from work-related lifting injuries.
By training an employee to achieve a manual handling qualification employers have an effective way of ensuring that they have taken the necessary due diligence to ensure their staff are adequately trained.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training in order to make assessments to judge whether safe moving is possible. The regulations apply to almost all work environments from offices to care homes and factories. There are different risks associated with different sectors and this regulated qualification offers learning outcomes which are suitable for all. The qualification includes:
- The reasons for safe moving and handling
- The importance of risk assessment
- The principles of safe manual handling
- The safe application of manual handling skills
WHO NEEDS THIS QUALIFICATION?
All employees who have to carry out any manual handling activities at work, including both industrial and office workers.
WHY IS THIS TRAINING IMPORTANT?
Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training.
- Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling
- Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it
- Make recommendations to manage risks
- Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks
Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)
This qualification, aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training in order to make assessments to judge whether safe moving is possible.
Successful candidates will achieve:
HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)
It is assessed through a practical examination and a 30-minute, 15-question multiple-choice examination.
Learners must achieve a score of at least 10 and also practically demonstrate the application of the correct techniques as indicated within the learning outcomes of the unit to achieve this qualification.
This course is designed for everyone! office workers, factory workers, wharehouse workers. Manual handling forms part of all our working lives.
The cost of this course run at your site for a group of up to 12 is £396.00 + vat in addition there is a £10.00 + vat certification fee for each student. A comprehensive manual is also included for each student
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