What do I learn?
We are often exposed to some form of manual handling, such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions, which can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting.
The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) for many years, as shown by their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.
Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training, supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.
This safety training course meets HSE (Health and Safety Executive) recommendations and promotes safest best practice in any situation.
On this course you learn how to:
• understand the reasons for safe manual handling
• understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving
health and safety
• understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
• apply safe manual handling principles
Learning is through workbook quizzes and tests, group work and powerpoint presentations. This is a 6-hour classroom based course. Depending on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.
Practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, and you do a written test at the end.
This is a lifetime qualification, although refresher training is always recommended.
What do I gain?
You learn skills associated with safe manual handling of objects and equipment in the workplace.
The qualification awarded is the FAA Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principles and Practice (QCF).
What do I need?
To do this course you need:
• a good level of English literacy and language
• good verbal and written communication skills
You will need a notepad and pen on the day as well.
What do I gain?
You can look at other safety training courses at City of Oxford College – see also:
• FAA Level 2 Award in Health and Fire Safety at Work
• FAA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety
What else do I need to know?
The course runs from 9am to 5pm and is held at City of Oxford College’s Blackbird Leys campus.