This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is designed to educate Learners in the principles of safer manual handling. It outlines the reasons for safer manual handling and the legal requirements. It will help the Learner to understand how risk assessments can improve safety and how to reduce the risk of harm.
The aim of the qualification is to help Learners understand the principles of safer manual handling so they can apply what they learn to their working environment and make their practices safer.
This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request.
This qualification is suitable for all employees to raise their awareness of the risks of unsafe manual handling practices and for people who may have to carry out manual handling as part of their job, e.g. handling deliveries, parcels and boxes. It is suitable:
To raise awareness about the importance of safe manual handling
As an introduction to those starting work that may involve manual handling
For those returning to work that may involve manual handling
As safety refresher training
There are no formal entry requirements. Learners must be at least 16 years old prior to registration. Due to some practical elements of this course, learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat shoes.
It is recommended that training is refreshed every 3 years.
Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
Understand the principles associated with manual handling safety
Understand the types of equipment and test requirements associated with manual handling safety
Be able to apply safe manual handling principles