This qualification introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks in the workplace.
The qualification complements the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace. Aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, it introduces candidates to the risks of manual handling and the controls available.
The qualification is not intended to train students to carry out manual handling assessments, not to provide detailed training on handling techniques.
By the end of the programme the student will be able to:
Explain what is meant by the term manual handling
Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples
State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context
Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purpose of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments
Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
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The process of manual handling in the workplace
Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
Manual handling assessment and control options
Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations