What's it all about?
Manual handling injuries are the main cause of lost working days. These occur due to sprains and strains resulting from the incorrect lifting and movement of objects. This qualification will ensure regulatory compliance and minimise the potential costs that can be incurred from work-related lifting injuries. The topics covered include: Reasons for safe manual handling, risk assessments, manual handling equipment and how to apply safe manual handling principles.
Is it suitable for me?
This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in an environment where they require specific training in manual handling. It is also suitable for refresher training of staff in existing roles, ensuring that they do not become the victim of complacency.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed by completion of a multiple-choice examination and a practical assessment. The learner must successfully complete both sections of the assessment to be awarded the qualification. This qualification is registered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 2 and holds a credit value of 1.