What will I learn?

This qualification is ideal for those who perform manual handling duties in the workplace, including industrial and office based environments. It is suitable as an introduction to those starting work which involves carrying out manual handling activities, for those returning to work where manual handling activities are required or alternatively as a safety refresher training.

This qualification outlines the reasons for safer manual handling, the legal requirements and the process of completing risk assessments to reduce the risk of harm. Learners will have the opportunity to practice safer manual handling principles when moving objects on their own, using equipment and as part of a team.

The objective of this qualification is to benefit learners through developing their understanding of the principles of manual handling and providing them with the opportunity to practise and apply the principles of safer manual handling of objects so they can operate in a safer working environment:

  • 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

    Entry Requirements

    Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.

    There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy.

  • Fees:

    £115

    Level of Study:

    Part-Time

    Dates:

    • 12/11/2018 - (AWL2SMH/FC01)

    Location:

    On Campus

    Duration:

    09:00 - 16:30