Manual Handling, also known as manual tasks, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object, including a person or animal. Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace and the injuries can be disabling and costly.

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

Designed for learners aiming to develop skills in delivering training sessions in a manual handling context. Consisting of two mandatory units, the first unit develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of the principles and process of safe manual handling and risk assessment. Whereas, the second unit develops learners’ knowledge and skills so that they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session.
This Qualification Consists Of Two Mandatory Units.

The First Unit Develops Learner Knowledge And Understanding Of The Principles And Process Of Safe Manual Handling And Risk Assessment.

The Second Unit Develops Learner Knowledge And Skills So That They Can Prepare, Deliver And Evaluate A Training Session.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) and Practical demonstration including a minimum 15 minute training session.  To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass practical demonstration.

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