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New health and safety qualification may boost standards

2nd February 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Britain's first BTEC-accredited health and safety course could prove to be appealing for many UK firms, it has been claimed.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has launched a new Manual Handling Trainers Course, which is the first of its type to boast BTEC level 3 accreditation and could prompt firms to install new safety signage.

Frances Richardson, RoSPA's director of operations, said: "Gaining BTEC accreditation for RoSPA’s Manual Handling Trainers Course gives delegates a levelled qualification and makes the course more appealing."

Mr Richardson continued by saying that he expects a greater number of organisations to take up the qualification as a result of its BTEC 3 recognised status.

The course focuses on people who train employees in manual and team handling and concerns the lifting of routine and awkward loads.

It hopes to decrease the number of musculoskeletal disorders, which can be caused by improper lifting and is the type of work-related ill health that is most commonly reported by firms.  ADNFCR-2754-ID-801281951-ADNFCR


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