Principles Manual Handling Level 2 Award

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

The Principles of Manual Handling qualification is aimed at those who carry out manual handling activities at work and introduces you to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and controls available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment.

This course does not cover how to move and handle people.

By the end of the programme you will be able to:
Explain what is meant by the term ‘manual handling’ and give examples;
explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples;
state the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context;
demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments;
demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992;
demonstrate how manual handling activities relate to your workplace.


Course structure

The course is classroom taught with an accredited, qualified and experienced tutor. 

Minimum entry requirements



How will I be assessed?

Multiple choice exam at the end of the course.

Information & support

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options.
Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

What can I do with this qualification?

Following this course you may wish to undertake qualifications in Risk Assessment or the Level 3 Certificate in Health & Safety, COSHH

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