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QA Level 2 Award in Safer Moving & Handling (QCF)

Summary

Did you know that incorrect manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries?

The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role.

The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is the perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.

Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

Topics

  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Manual handling laws
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the bodys:
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lever system
  • Manual handling equipment:
  • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
  • Maintenance and requirements for testing
  • Manual handling practical sessions:
  • Preparing for a lift
  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
  • Team manual handling
  • Using equipment

Certification Validity

NA

Assessment

Completeion of one or more multiple choice question papers to evidence that the learner has understood the underpinning knowledge elements of the course.

Prerequisites

The learner should be aware that attainment of a certificate will be subject to participation in various manual handling practical activities.

This courses is taught through the medium of the English Language. Please contact us to enquire about reasonable adjustments to assessment if you don't speak English as your first language.

Teaching Style

Classroom Based with a variety of theory and practical lessons.

Awarding Organisation

Qualsafe Awards

Duration (in days)

1

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