Safe Moving and Manual Handling Level 2

The Welding Academy specialises in the provision of highly effective Health & Safety training for individuals and organisations. Dealing with hazardous substances, maintaining a safe working environment and following best practices are just some of the training programmes we deliver throughout the UK.

Duration: 4 hours

Manual handling is the movement or supporting of loads by hand, bodily force or with the aid of equipment. Recent surveys have shown that over a million people in the UK suffer from musculoskeletal disorders caused or worsened by their current or previous occupation. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential of injury from manual handling activities. This course provides guidance on minimising the risks associated with manual handling tasks in the workplace.

Course modules include:

  • Relevant legislation
  • What is manual handling
  • Kinetic lifting
  • Individual lifting limits
  • Human spine function and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Team lifting
  • Different manual handling techniques
  • Risk assessment of loads
  • Lifting aids

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment, practical observation and assessment throughout

Duration: 1 day

This qualification offers an introduction into moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or require specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

Course modules include:

  • The reasons for safe manual handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment principles
  • Types of equipment
  • Testing requirements associated with manual handling safety

Assessment: This qualification is assessed in two parts:

  1. A multiple-choice question examination
  2. A practical assessment

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