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

  1/2 Day course    Refresher training recommended every 3 years Ofqual regulated

Course OverviewWhat's CoveredFurther Information
  • 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!
  • Please note that this qualification does not include practical sessions. Those requiring practical training should undertake the QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).
  • 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
    • Maintenance and requirements for testing