Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

Manual handling injuries are the main cause of lost working days in the UK. These occur due to sprains and strains resulting from the incorrect lifting and movement of objects. In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent regulations, it is the responsibility of all employers to provide employees with sufficient information and training on manual handling. Employees can gain a manual handling qualification through HABC to ensure compliance with the regulations and to minimise the costs incurred from work-related lifting injuries.

Training an employee to achieve a manual handling qualification employers have an effective way of ensuring that they have taken the necessary due diligence to ensure their staff are adequately trained.

The Manual Handling qualifications currently offered by Archimedes Services are:

HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)
HABC Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (QCF)

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HABC Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (QCF)

This accredited qualification is intended as a further development qualification for those working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is an essential part of their role.

Individuals gaining this qualification will learn that any moving and handling must be carried out correctly and recognise the importance of this in ensuring a safer working environment for all. Learners will develop their knowledge and skill in relation to moving and handling, including:

  • The reasons for safe moving and handling
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • The principles of safe manual handling
  • The safe application of manual handling skills

Learners will also develop the specialist knowledge and skills related to moving people safely, including:

  • The personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to the movement of people
  • The importance of risk assessment and handling plans to reduce the risk of injury
  • The principles of use of different types of equipment
  • The safe application of moving people skills

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