OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in manual Handling

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1.Who is this qualification for?

The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Manual Handling is a specialized program designed to provide individuals with fundamental knowledge and skills related to the safe and effective manual handling of objects in the workplace. This internationally recognized qualification emphasizes the importance of proper manual handling techniques to prevent injuries and promote a healthy working environment. Participants will gain insights into the principles of ergonomics, risk assessments, and the implementation of control measures to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries. Ideal for workers, supervisors, and safety practitioners, this Level 2 award aims to enhance competency in manual handling practices and contribute to the overall well-being of individuals in various industries.
The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Manual Handling is designed for a broad range of individuals across various industries who may be involved in manual handling activities as part of their work. This qualification is particularly beneficial for:
Individuals directly involved in lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects as part of their job responsibilities.
Those in supervisory roles responsible for overseeing manual handling activities within their teams.
Individuals designated as safety representatives or stewards with a focus on ensuring the safe execution of manual handling tasks.
Entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses where manual handling tasks are common.
Professionals in the field of occupational safety and health seeking foundational knowledge in manual handling practices.
This Level 2 award is tailored to provide essential knowledge and skills for individuals involved in manual handling, ensuring they understand proper techniques, risk assessments, and control measures to minimize the risk of injuries associated with manual handling activities.

2.How long will it take?

Expect to dedicate approximately 8 hours of study to achieve this qualification.

3.Topics Covered

The specific topics covered in the OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Manual Handling can vary, but generally, they encompass foundational principles and practices related to safe manual handling. Common topics often include:
a) Introduction to Manual Handling
Overview of manual handling activities and their significance in the workplace.

b) Legal and Regulatory Framework
Understanding relevant laws, regulations, and standards governing manual handling.

c) Anatomy and Physiology
Basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body relevant to manual handling.

d) Ergonomics and Biomechanics
Principles of ergonomics and biomechanics related to safe manual handling.

e) Manual Handling Hazards and Risks
Identification of hazards and risks associated with manual handling tasks.

f) Risk Assessment
Principles and techniques for conducting risk assessments for manual handling activities.

g) Safe Manual Handling Techniques
Proper techniques for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects to minimize the risk of injuries.

h) Use of Manual Handling Equipment
Understanding and proper use of manual handling aids and equipment.

i) Control Measures
Implementing control measures to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries.

j) Communication and Training
Effective communication of manual handling procedures.
Providing training to employees on safe manual handling practices.
These topics collectively provide participants with foundational knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform manual handling tasks, contributing to the prevention of injuries and the promotion of a safe working environment.

4.Assessment Method

5.Guidance for International Delivery

OSH Qualifications Board UK recommends reaching out to the relevant Government Department in the target country where you plan to provide this qualification. This ensures alignment with local regulations and rules. In certain cases, registration as a training provider within the host country might be necessary. It is important to note that while OSH Qualifications Board UK upholds its own rigorous standards for approving centers, it does not represent or speak for other organizations or governmental departments.

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