Train the Trainer Manual Handling

Course Title: TQUK Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers (RQF)

Qualification Purpose This course develops learners knowledge and understanding of the principles and process of safe manual handling and risk assessment. It also develops learners knowledge, confidence and skills equipping them with a range of participative techniques so that they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session.

It’s an intensive course, designed to be delivered over three days. It is ideal for those who train others in organisations. It also introduces delegates to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and what to expect from a manual handling assessment.

Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is suitable for learners of 18 years of age and above.

Structure Learners must achieve three credits from two mandatory units

•Understanding the Principles of Manual Handling •Delivering a Training Session

Course Objectives: • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments • Developed a personal action plan • Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples • Explain what is meant by the term ‘manual handling’ and give examples • Planned and sequenced a training event • Practised essential communication skills • Recognised the importance of building rapport • Set training objectives and determined the appropriate strategy to meet them • State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context

Course Content: • Regulations affecting Manual Handling • Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations (LOLER) • The risks and hazards of handling objects poorly • Assessment of manual handling tasks • Manual handling controls • Anatomy of the spine • Causation and prevention of common injuries • Manual handling techniques • Assessing individual capability • Principles of safer manual handling • P.P.E. and Equipment • Team lifting • Icebreakers • Setting Ground Rules • A systematic approach to training • Identifying Needs • Planning and preparation • Recourse design and creation • Delivery • Assessments of learning • Evaluation

**The course also covers: ** • Assessment • Assessment and Control options • Gaining and maintaining attention • Manual Handling Injuries and the Activities which cause them • Motivation • Process of Manual Handling in the Workplace • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Regulations • Setting ground rules • The learning environment • Training resources • Use of icebreakers

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to deliver a training session
  2. Be able to evaluate training sessions
  3. Be able to produce a plan for a training session
  4. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  5. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  6. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling

Total Qualification Time Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 20 hours.

Guided Learning Hours Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 18.

Assessment The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance. Where indicated in the unit specifications, assessment must meet the requirements of the identified assessment strategy/principles.Assessment must include a multiple choice quiz and a minimum of 15 minute microteach within a training session. All learning outcomes and assessments must be met to achieve a pass.

Duration 3 days

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