1 Day – Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principles & Practices

Duration: 1 Day Course

Qualification: Regulated Level 2 (Level 4 in Scotland) Award in Manual Handling Principles & Practices

Locations Available: Nationwide

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Course Overview

It is a legal requirement of companies/employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees (Health & Safety Act of 1974). Employers must ensure that their employees are adequately trained to protect themselves if they are required as part of their job to lift or manoeuvre any heavy objects (The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992).

Our course will cover in-depth manual handling and ensure that your staff now how to protect themselves and others and allow you to satisfy the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for both knowledge and training.

This course can be attended as on open course, a distance learning course (virtual learning with an instructor) or in-house at your office premises.

Every individual at one time or another is exposed to manual handling such as carrying, pulling, lifting and pushing, and sometimes this is combined with other movements such as climbing up ladders or stairs or turning and pivoting in tight spaces.

Injuries resulting from performing manual handling incorrectly in the workplace results in over 1 million working days lost every year, in addition to obvious suffering by the casualty.

Correct manual handling knowledge and techniques can make a significant difference to this number as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have evidenced. As such employers are now legally bound to adhere to these regulations and codes of practice. Employers are now legally required to provide their employees with Health & Safety training and information and where there is a larger exposure to manual handling proper face to face training is required so that staff know the risks of injury and how to prevent them.

Successful delegates with be awarded with a nationally recognised Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) Award in Manual Handling Principles & Practices which will enable to keep themselves and others safe.



  • Understanding why safe manual handling is necessary
  • Understanding the importance of manual handling risk assessments and how they contribute to improving site-wide health & safety.
  • Understand the risk and types of injuries that occur due to incorrect manual handling
  • Understand the principles of correct manual handling
  • Knowledge of manual handling equipment and testing requirements associated with safety
  • Ability to put into practice safe manual handling principles and techniques to a variety of scenario’s



UK Level 2 / Scotland Level 4 Award in Manual Handling Principles and Practices

Course Duration:

6 hours + additional reading pre/post course.


In-House (contact us) / Distance Learning

Learner numbers:

A maximum of 16 learners per course (set out by Awarding Body limits)

Learner Age:

14 years+


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