Level 2 Award in Manual Handling | Principles and Practice (RQF)

We are all exposed to manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing, actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace account for over one million working days lost per year and the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. However, correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

The Health and Safety Executive/ Health and Safety Inspectorate has recognised the risks arising from manual handling for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.
The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling of injury risks and prevention.
This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – meeting HSE/ HSI recommendations and promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

Course Duration

1 Day.


de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT.

Did you know?

  • ‘One work related injury happens once every 7 seconds in the UK’ 
  • ‘Every year, 300,000 people in the UK suffer from back pain due to manual handling accidents. Damage to the back, neck or spine can lead to extreme pain, temporary incapacity or permanent injury.’ 
  • ‘One in three accidents at work are caused by manual handling.’ 
  • ‘Work-related low back pain and injuries are the most common musculoskeletal disorders caused by manual handling’ 
  • ‘90% related to injury and musculoskeletal disorders and 10% diseases. Of the 90% of non-disease related claims, 45% were injuries caused by manual handling.’ 





A range of Manual Handling related subjects are covered including:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles


Learners will be awarded a regulated and accredited Level 2 Manual Handling (Principles & Practice) Certificate upon successful completion in their assessments.


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, culminating with a written test.


A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 16 students are allowed to enrol on this course. Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age.