This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles of safer manual handling.
The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling qualification has been specifically designed for all employees to help raise their awareness of the risks associated with unsafe manual handling practices. It is also ideal for those who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their job such as handling deliveries, parcels and boxes.
Over a half day period, successful Learners will develop a greater awareness of manual handling, including: common manual handling injuries, the safe movement principles, theory of safe manual handling principles and manual handling equipment. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.
Please note that this qualification does not include pratical sessions. Those requiring practical training should undertake the QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).
- Understand the importance of safe manual handling
- Know how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
- Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper).
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