QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF)


Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work?

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling. 

This theory based qualification is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an
awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.

With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!
What's covered:

Common manual handling injuries - Manual handling laws - Responsibilities of employers and employees - Risk assessments - Safe movement principles associated with manual - handling, including the body’s:
• Musculoskeletal system
• Centre of gravity
• Lever system

Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:
• Preparing for a lift
• Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
• Team manual handling

Manual handling equipment:
• Types of manual handling aids and equipment

Course duration 1/2 day