Manual Handling (RQF)

QA Level 2 Award

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling.
This theory based qualification is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.

• Common manual handling injuries
• Manual handling laws
• Responsibilities of employers and employees
• Risk assessments
• Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:

o Musculoskeletal system
o Centre of gravity
o Lever system

• Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:

o Preparing for a lift
o Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
o Team manual handling
• Manual handling equipment:
o Types of manual handling aids and equipment
o Maintenance and requirements for testing

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