Qualification Title: Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling
Duration: One day
Prerequisite: Level 1 in literacy or equivalent
Assessment: Multiple-choice examination
The Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling will benefit anyone who has to carry out manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the control measures available to help prevent injury. Candidates will be able to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer working practices in cooperation with their supervisors and managers.
This qualification is not intended to train candidates to carry out manual handling risk assessments, but it will help them to understand and contribute to the development of such assessments.
On successful completion of the qualification, the learner will have the ability to:
- Identify the hazards of manual handling
- Identify the risks involved and controls available
- Identify what to expect from a manual handling assessment.