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Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) In‑House Course

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Course Details

Who Should Attend

This qualification is aimed at new starters, existing staff and as a refresher. The Health and Safety Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Operation Regulations 1992 require each employer to provide adequate supervision and training while undertaking manual handling risk assessments. This course does not qualify learners to undertake risk assessments independently, however it will provide them with the knowledge to assist the employer in completing the risk assessment and supports employers in demonstrating their commitment to their legal obligations.

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria

  • Understand the reasons for safer 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 safer manual handling principles

Course Details

  • RQF (OFQUAL regulated)
  • Level 2
  • Credits 1
  • Certificate validity: 3 years
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Assessment: Multiple choice questions

Course Length

Full Day

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need Manual Handling Training?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 (‘the Regulations’) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or an animal, or inanimate, such as a box or a trolley. The HSE state that adequate training must be given to make employees aware of the risks and correct procedures when faced with moving objects in the workplace.

Do I need to provide training for all employees?

As the Employer you must carry out risk assessments and regularly review the risks that employees face involving manual handling. This will identify what you need to do to prevent injury and keep people safe. You must train employees in the awareness of Manual Handling who are subject to these tasks.

To get more details on our fire courses, please call us FREE on 0800 014 9620.

What are the minimum or maximum number of delegates on each course?

There are no minimum requirements and you can train as many delegates as you like with our online learning courses. For effective In-house training we recommend one trainer to 12 delegates. If you need say 30 people training all at once at your premises on a particular day we would simply supply two or more trainers.

Can I train on a weekend or bank holiday?

Absolutely yes, you can choose to take your training at a time and location of your choice and there is no additional cost as we work around your business needs. This applies to both In-house training and E-learning.

How long does the training take to complete?

Courses differ in length. When you browse each course the duration is shown in the course details. Online learning is typically the quickest method of training.

Do the courses have an exam?

Online courses have multiple choice questions throughout the courses. In-house training courses typically have a multiple choice exam at the end of the course depending on the qualification type.

Do I need to have any specialist equipment such as a hoist?

If you require practical hoist training when moving people, we must train on your supplied hoist. Should you need assistance sourcing a hoist please contact our manual handling specialists FREE on 0800 014 9620. Unfortunately, we do not supply hoists with our training courses.

How long is my eLearning course certificate valid for?

To ensure that knowledge is kept up-to-date with legislation and best practices, and to reduce skills fade, it is recommended that the knowledge is refreshed annually.

Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the delegates’ training administrator or learning & compliance manager to decide when the training needs to be refreshed.

Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) qualification provides the knowledge and skills for those in the workplace, or those entering the workforce on the hazards and controls related to manual handling.

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