These courses are for anyone who carries out manual handling at work, including both industrial and office workers, and gives essential information about manual handling hazards and their control. Under current legislation employers are obliged to provide suitable training to reduce the risk of injury to their employees. The award has both theoretical and practical elements and will teach candidates techniques to push, pull, lift and carry objects safely within their individual capabilities.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It can be delivered as a half day course for those candidates who only want to achieve the Level 2 award in the Principles of Manual Handling.
Alternatively learners can attend a further half day training and assessment session to learn about practical handling techniques and achieve the Level 2 Award in the Principles and Practice of Manual Handling.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The course consists of 4 main areas:
- Introduction. Candidates will understand that manual handling operations can be hazardous to the health and safety of workers.
- Manual handling hazards. Candidates should understand how manual handling operations can cause injury and harm.
- Legislation and guidance. Candidates should understand the scope of legal requirements, and be able to outline the general legal responsibilities of employers, employees and the self-employed.
- Risk assessment. Candidates should understand the process for assessing the risks from manual handling and the factors that need to be considered.
By the end of the course the learners will be able to identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling, know the value of risk assessment and how to apply it, be able to make recommendations to manage risks and be able to apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Principles of Manual Handling – ½ day
Principles and Practice of Manual Handling – 1 day (or 2 x ½ days)
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Multiple Choice examination and practical assessment