Health & Safety

Principles of Manual Handling - Level 2

This qualification complements the Qualsafe Awards Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace. Aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, it introduces candidates to the risks of manual handling and the controls available.

Who needs this qualification?

All employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages, including both industrial and office workers.

Why is this training important?

This qualification introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks in the workplace.

Course syllabus:

Understand the importance of safe manual handling

Potential injuries, employer’s and employee’s legal duties and consequences of non-compliance

Know how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety

Define terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’, process for carrying out risk assessments, risk control hierarchy

Understand the principles associated with manual handling safety

Protecting the body, musculoskeletal system, lever system and centre of gravity

Understand the principles associated with manual handling safety

Describe safe movement principles when preparing for a lift, moving a load on your own and as part of a team

Understand the types of equipment and test requirements associated with manual handling safety Types of manual handling equipment, requirements for testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment

Duration: Half-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual accredited: Yes
Prerequisite: None

Price includes course manual and a Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling certificate on passing the course.

Open Course £60 per person Group rate 10–12 people £530

Discount available for courses held at your premises, please contact us for more information. Please note, travel expenses may be charged separately.

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