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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

    Please note that delegates need to bring a copy of Safe Moving and Handling Made Easy (ISBN 0955229472) to the course. This is available online or from all good booksellers. Alternatively, we can lend learners a copy of the book for the duration of the course.

    Entry Requirements

    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.

    Please Note

    All fees quoted are correct at the time of print and may be subject to change. Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started/start their course.

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    • 21/11/2024 - (AWL2SMH/FC01)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:30 - 16:30