Manual Handling Principles and Practice

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  • £ 90 Inc VAT
  • Maximum 16 Delegates per course

  • 6 hours (1 day)

  • Certificate does not expire


We are all exposed at times to some form of 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 accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive 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 injury risks and prevention.


This is a 6 hour classroom-based course. Dependent on the delegate’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.

Delegates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify for this course.


Practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, culminating with a written test.

The qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up-to-date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.


A maximum of 16 delegates are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


£90.00 inc vat. Certificate and book

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What is covered?

  • 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

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Course Breakdown

QCF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)
Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in Manual Handling - Principles & Practice (QCF) Code 601/7624/0
Unit 1 title: Manual Handling Safety at Work Credit: 2 Unit Code D/602/4593
SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)
Qualification title: Award in Manual Handling - Principles & Practice at SCQF Level 5 Code R306 04
Unit 1 title: Manual Handling Safety at Work Credit: 2 Unit Code UC27 04

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