Manual Handling, Principles and Practice - Level 2: 1-day

Over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties, correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

Course Summary

FAA Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice (RQF)

Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice at SCQF Level 5

We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

 

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.

 

The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

 

This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

Course Contents

This course covers a range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling

  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety

  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety

  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

For a full syllabus or more information, contact us today.

Certification

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration of efficient and safe manual handling and a written assessment paper. Learners must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to achieve the qualification.

There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Duration

A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required. Ideally, the course should be run over one day, but can be spread over a longer time period if you so desire, providing it is completed within 3 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

Further Information

Duration: one-day (6 hours)

Group size: 16 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor

Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessment

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression:

  • Recommended Refresher Training;

  • Higher level Health and Safety qualifications

Course Prices

Price per person at our venue:

£69.00 (ex VAT)

Price per group at your venue:

£499.00 (ex VAT)

Further Information

Duration: one-day (6 hours)

Group size: 16 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor

Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression:

  • Recommended Refresher Training;

  • Higher level Health and Safety qualifications