Do you know how to lift something properly, or how to assess whether or not something can be safely lifted in the first place? The Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment will give you the required information and knowledge you need to apply to all situations where lifting may be necessary. The qualification works in recognition of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. All employers are required to properly assess any and all tasks that may arise in the workplace that require manual lifting to take place. As such anyone passing the course will be able to minimise any chance of injuries potentially occurring wherever they work.
The nature of a risk assessment is to consider a situation prior to performing a particular action. For example if you had a box at work that needed to be lifted you would perform a quick risk assessment first to see whether manual handling would be the most appropriate way to do it.
Knowing how to lift properly prevents injury
In some cases all the right measures can be taken, including the required people taking and passing courses such as these and the potential for accidents may still occur. Any situation where manual handling is required has the potential to be hazardous to those who need to do the lifting. However, it depends on how that situation is handled as to what happens and whether the situation has a successful and safe outcome or not. We are all responsible for staying safe in the workplace and this is well worth remembering.
Contact AAH for no-obligation advice concerning injuries suffered at work
Some workplace accidents occur through someone else’s fault. If this has happened to you and you have evidence that there was negligence involved in some way, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We offer a 24-hour enquiry line that gives you easy access to no-obligation advice. Our professional injury compensation lawyers have been helping people bring no win, no fee* claims for years and we may be able to help you as well.
If your accident happened within the last three years you should take our 30-second online test to see if you qualify. It could be 30 seconds that are very well spent if you discover you do have good reason to bring a claim for compensation for any injuries you have suffered at work.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown