Manual Handling injuries are the cause of most lost working days in the UK, with sprains and strains due to the incorrect lifting and moving of objects causing most suffering to employees.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Regulations require that employees are provided with information and training and this general requirement should be supplemented with specific training and information on manual handling.

Duration Assessment Ofqual Accredited Ofqual qualification reference Prerequisite
One Day Multiple Choice Yes 500/5516/1 None


Currently we only run these courses in the South of England. Please contact our lead trainer using the details below directly to arrange a date for your course to take place and to get further information.

  • Name: David
  • Number: 07534220069
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Aim of Qualification

This qualification, aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.

Keeping staff fully trained can help improve employee retention

Who needs this qualification?

Everyone entering the workplace for the first time – either as part of a work experience programme or at the start of employment – and those starting a new job, as part of their induction programme

Why is this training important?

Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training. The CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice combines both the theoretical and hands-on elements of the subject and teaches learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required for this course

This qualification can be tailored to business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose.


Benefits of keeping staff trained and using acredited qualifications

  • minimize risk of litigation
  • decrease lost working days
  • reduce insurance premiums
  • improve employee retention


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling
  • Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it
  • Make recommendations to manage risks
  • Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks