Principles of Manual Handling (Level 2) – BSC Award

Principles of Manual Handling (Level 2) – BSC Award – Overview

Manual handling is the most common cause of lost-time injuries in the workplace. This qualification raises awareness of the risks and the controls available. It gives learners an invaluable knowledge and understanding of the importance of safe manual handling, risk assessments for manual handling and guidance on appropriate control measures. It includes the duties of employers and employees in relation to manual handling plus the consequences for non-compliance with requirements.

It focuses on the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling plus the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment. Also covered are the safe movement principles and all aspects of the equipment designed to assist manual handling.

The programme covers:

  • How manual handling can cause harm
  • Duties of employers and employees in relation to manual handling
  • The consequences for non-compliance with requirements
  • The terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling
  • The process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
  • The principle of the risk control hierarchy in relation to manual handling
  • Safe movement principles associated with manual handling
  • Equipment designed to be used for manual handling
  • Requirements for testing, servicing and examination of equipment

Course details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Anyone in a work environment.

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, with a short multiple-choice test, the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the BSC Level 2 Award, Principles of Manual Handling.

Expert trainer

David has more than twenty years’ experience in environmental, health and safety management and training. Formerly Head of Environmental Protection Training for the Ministry of Defence and later Environment Health and Safety Manager with one of the UK’s largest cement manufacturing companies and H&S Adviser with Visa, he set up his own consultancy practice in 2006, providing support, advice and training on health & safety and environmental management to help organisations to reduce their environmental impact and improve their health and safety performance.

David graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environment Management from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment, a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution for Waste Management (CIWM), a member of IOSH at GradIOSH level, a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is registered with the IEMA as an Associate Environmental Auditor. He has accredited centre status for the delivery of BSC and IOSH qualification programmes.

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