Manual Handling at Work Health and Safety (Level 2) Course
Employers have a duty of care to protect their workers from the risk of injury and ill health from unsafe manual handling activities in the workplace. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require employers to assess the risks to the health and safety of their workers. Where this identifies hazardous manual handling of loads, employers should also comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.
The Health and Safety at Work Act and The Management of Health and Safety Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training, this should supplement, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention as part of the steps to reduce risk required by regulation.
This one-day Ofqual accredited Manual Handling at Work Level 2 course will allow candidates to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer working practices in cooperation with their supervisors and managers.
Who is the Manual Handling at Work Level 2 course for?
- Suitable for individuals at all levels within employment.
- Employers looking to comply with Manual Handling Operations Regulations.
- Anyone aged 16 and over, who has to carry out manual handling activities at work.
- Anyone aged 16 and over in full- or part-time education wishing to learn about manual handling.
This course will develop your knowledge of how to carry out manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the control measures available to help prevent injury.
Candidates who attend this course will:
- Be able to define manual handling and describe the causes of injury.
- Comprehend the legal obligations and the duties placed on employers and employees.
- Be able to identify manual handling hazards.
- Identify the types of injury that can result from poor manual handling practices.
- Be able to carry out an effective manual handling risk assessment.
- Understand the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm.
- Recognise and practise the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.
- Employees will understand the importance and principles of safe handling and lifting.
- Employers will understand their responsibilities and compliance requirements.
- Candidates will appreciate the importance of risk assessments and risk control.
- Candidates will recognise the equipment required and the importance of its maintenance.
- Candidates will be able to apply safe manual handling.
This course is available at our training centre but can be provided in your own facilities if required.
Manual Handling at Work Level 2
This course is available at our training centre but can be provided in your own facility if required. This would be at a reduced negotiable cost.