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Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling2021-09-21T14:24:13+00:00

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Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

This qualification will introduce learners to moving and handling activities required for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.

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This qualification will introduce learners to moving and handling activities required for those starting work, returning to work, or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment or to support a role in the workplace.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognize its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however, it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 14+.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work, or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognize its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

The learner will

Understand the reasons for safe manual handling.

  • Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling.
  • Outline employer’s and employees’ duties relating to manual handling at work.
  • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with
    health and safety requirements at work.

Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety.

  • Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work.
  • Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment.
  • Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling

Understand the principles, types of equipment, and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.

  • Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling.
  • Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks.
  • Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing, and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment.

Be able to apply safe manual handling principles.

Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when:

  1. a) applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own;
  2. b) using manual handling aids and equipment;
  3. c) undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

This qualification is assessed by 2 forms of assessment for Unit 1: Manual Handling Safety at Work.

Part 1: Multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination

Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed by a 15-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the assessment criteria within learning outcomes 1-3 and correctly answer at least 9 out of 15 questions or more to achieve a pass.

Part 2: Practical Assessment

Learning outcome 4 is assessed by a competency-based assessment that is set by Highfield Qualifications and internally assessed and internally quality assured by the centre. Assessment decisions and IQA practices will be subject to external moderation by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners will need to achieve pass in each element of the practical assessment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is manual handling and why is it important?2021-09-21T19:54:19+00:00

Manual handling tasks must be done correctly to prevent injury to staff. For example, there is a risk of back injury when lifting heavy boxes incorrectly. … It’s important to be properly trained on how best to use them for the health of staff, preventing injuries, and maintaining overall workplace wellbeing.

What are the 4 key areas of manual handling?2021-09-21T19:54:19+00:00

When carrying out a manual handling risk assessment, staff should be considering four main areas: the nature of the task, the capabilities of the individual performing it, the type of load, and the environment the manual handling is taking place in. These four factors can be easily remembered by using the acronym TILE.

What are the 5 common types of manual handling tasks?2021-09-21T19:54:19+00:00

Manual handling covers a wide range of activities including lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, restraining, throwing, and carrying. It includes repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand tools, operating machinery and equipment, and handling and restraining animals.

What is the first rule of manual handling?2021-09-21T19:54:19+00:00

Carrying or lifting heavy loads, bending and twisting, repetitive motions, and maintaining fixed positions are some of the tasks that may involve. When it comes to workplace risks, the first rule is to look at a way to avoid manual handling.

What is the maximum weight a person should lift at work?2021-09-21T19:54:19+00:00

There are suggested recommendations for manual handling lifting limits which set out guidelines for safe maximum lifting weights for employees. The legal manual handling guidelines suggest that the maximum safe lifting weight for a woman is 16kg, and the maximum safe lifting weight for men is 25kg.

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