L2 Principles of COSHH (QCF) – 4 hours

Target Group; All staff requiring qualifying/re-qualifying skills.

Pre-Course requirements; Candidates should be physically capable of completing the practical handling component of this qualification.

Assessment; This qualification is assessed in two parts. The first is a 15 question multiple-choice question paper. The second is a practical observation assessment.

Trainer Ratio; 12 Candidates.

Course Outline

•Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
•Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
•Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
•Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
•Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
•Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
•Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
•Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
•Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
•Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
•Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
•Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
•Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
1. Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
a. applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own
b. when using manual handling aids and equipment
c. when undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team

Trainer contact; 10 hours.

Certification; L2 Principles of COSHH display certificate.