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QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF) and QA Level 2 Award in 
Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) 
 

 
Qualification overview 
 
This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is designed to educate Learners in the principles of safer manual handling. It outlines the reasons for safer manual handling and the legal requirements. It will help the Learner to understand how risk assessments can improve safety and how to reduce the risk of harm. 
 
Aim 
 
The aim of the qualification is to help Learners understand the principles of safer manual handling so they can apply what they learn to their working environment and make their practices safer. 
 
Structure 
 
This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request. 
 
Intended audience 
 
This qualification is suitable for all employees to raise their awareness of the risks of unsafe manual handling practices and for people who may have to carry out manual handling as part of their job, e.g. handling deliveries, parcels and boxes. It is suitable: 
To raise awareness about the importance of safe manual handling 
As an introduction to those starting work that may involve manual handling 
For those returning to work that may involve manual handling 
As safety refresher training 
 
Entry requirements 
 
There are no formal entry requirements. Learners must be at least 16 years old prior to registration. Due to some practical elements of this course, learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat shoes. 
 
Requalification requirements 
 
It is recommended that training is refreshed every 3 years. 
 
Course Content 
 
Understand the reasons for safe manual handling 
Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety 
Understand the principles associated with manual handling safety 
Understand the types of equipment and test requirements associated with manual handling safety 
Be able to apply safe manual handling principles 
 
Tailored to you 
 
EFS understand that our fixed courses may not right for you therefore, we can bespoke courses to develop the skills of the individuals on your sites based around the risks on your premises and your organisation's needs and requirements. The flexibility of our courses means that we can deliver cost-effective training at your preferred venue, on dates to suit you, wherever practicable. 
 

Course Prices 

Course duration: 1 day 
Maximum number (Group): 12 
Minimum number (Individual): 8 
Group Cost: £520 + VAT* 
Individual Cost: £65 + VAT* 
*Subject to location. Individuals can simply book on a course held at our Bicester HQ or chosen venues across the UK. Please call for details. 
 
Any bookings of 8 or more people can be run at any of our locations or a suitable venue of your choice. 
 
For more information or bookings please contact Steve Whiteside 
stevewhiteside@eventfiresolutions.co.uk | 0800 999 4343 | www.eventfiresolutions.co.uk 
 
 
 

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