L2 Principles of Manual Handling at Work (RQF) – 4 hours


Target Group: This qualification provides knowledge for those in the workplace, or those entering the workforce on the hazards and controls related to manual handling.

Pre-Course requirements: None.

Assessment: Multiple Choice Questions.

Trainer Ratio: 12 candidates.

Course Outline:

1) Understand the reasons for safer manual handling
1.1) Identify the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
1.2) Outline employers and employees responsibilities relating to manual handling at work
1.3) Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
2) Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
2.1) Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
2.2) State the steps related to undertaking a manual handling risk assessment
2.3) Select appropriate risk controls for common manual handling hazards
3) Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
3.1) Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
3.2) Select appropriate equipment to be used for manual handling tasks
3.3) Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment

Trainer contact  hours: 4 hours.

Certification: L2 Principles of Manual Handling at Work display certificate.