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QNUK - Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit QNUK web site

What is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course?

Category: Manual-Handling
Level: Beginner

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) qualification provides knowledge and skills for those in the workplace, or those entering the workforce on the hazards and controls related to manual handling.

This is a qualification that indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

This qualification comprises a single unit.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 6

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 6

Who is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course designed for?

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) qualification is for those at work that require an understanding of the hazards associated with manual handling and how these can best be avoided. 

The programme is typically delivered over a day. 

The assessment includes practical elements as well as the knowledge element found in the QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling at Work.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course cover?

Learning outcome Assessment Criterion

  • Understand the reasons for safer manual handling
  • Identify the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
  • Outline employers and employees responsibilities relating to manual handling at work
  • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
  • State the steps related to undertaking a manual handling risk assessment
  • Select appropriate risk controls for common manual handling hazards
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
  • Select appropriate equipment to be used for manual handling tasks
  • Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
  • Be able to apply safer manual handling principles
  • Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
    • applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own
    • using manual handling aids and equipment
    • undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team
How is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course assessed?

There is a single multiple choice question paper. Learners must achieve a minimum of 70% to pass.

This qualification is available to those over 14 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent. 

Candidates should be physically capable of undertaking practical elements

QNUK - Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF) course dates and locations