Manual Handling Level 2

CPD Manual Handling Safety at Work



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This short, auto-marked programme will give your learners the knowledge they need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

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Section 1: The reasons for safe manual handling

In this section, your learners will cover the injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, employers’ and employees’ duties and the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work.

Section 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety

Your learners will develop their understanding of the hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment and the principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Section 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety

In this section, your learners will cover the principles of safe movement for manual handling, the types of equipment used for manual handling tasks and the requirements for testing, servicing and examining manual handling and lifting equipment.

Section 4: Applying safe manual handling principles

Your learners will cover efficient and safe manual handling principles, including moving a load manually on their own, using manual handling aids and equipment, and undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

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