The Level 2 Manual Handling training course is a one day, six hour classroom course.
Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.
The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.
The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.
Manual Handling Training Course Syllabus
Candidates will learn a variety of topics including the risks of moving & handling, legal duties placed on employers and employees and correct handling techniques. The full course content is:
- Reasons for safe moving and handling
- Potential injuries from incorrect handling
- Legal duties of employers and employees
- Assessing manual handling activities
- Reducing the risks
- Single person and team lifting
- Pushing and pulling
- Handling while seated
Assessment and Certification
Candidates will be given a course booklet to assist them throughout the day. At the end of the course, candidates will undertake a multiple choice exam paper to test their understanding.
Successful candidates will receive their certificates shortly after the training day. For further information on the Certificate see the Qualification Specification.
We recommend that the qualification is renewed every year to stay up to date with the latest procedures and legislation.
Who needs Manual Handling training course?
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 define manual handling as,
“…any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force.”
This course covers all the elements of safe manual handling in the workplace. Therefore, it acts as an excellent introduction suitable for every employee involved in day-to-day moving and handling.
- Construction Workers
- Warehouse Operatives
- Kitchen Staff
- Office Workers
- Farm Workers
- Delivery Drivers
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.