Manual handling safely in the workplace qualification overview

The OAL Level 2 in Manual handling safely in the workplace is designed to raise awareness of health has been designed to cover safe manual handling at work to reduce the number of lifting relating injuries in the workplace. It is aimed at anyone who has to manually lift items in the workplace.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to carry out manual handling safely in the workplace.

This includes:

  • manual handling principles
  • selecting safe and efficient routes for moving items
  • using appropriate personal protective equipment

OAL Level 2 in Manual Handling Safely in the Workplace – 601/8344/5

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification will benefit employees who have to carry out manually handling in the workplace.

Assessment

The qualification must be assessed using the following assessment method:

  • portfolio of evidence

Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment. All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification. External quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL. This qualification is not graded; achievement certificates for this Award are issued on the basis of awarding a pass only.