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.
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
Duration: 1 day course Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)
Assessment: multiple choice question paper and practical assessment.
Fee: candidate registration, certification and manual are inclusive.