Principles of Manual Handling

Course Content

  • Understand the importance of safe manual handling
    Potential injuries, employer’s and employee’s legal duties and consequences of non-compliance

  • Know how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety Define terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’, process for carrying out risk assessments, risk control hierarchy

  • Understand the principles associated with manual handling safetyProtecting the body, musculoskeletal system, lever system and centre of gravity

  • Understand the principles associated with manual handling safety
    Describe safe movement principles when preparing for a lift, moving a load on your own and as part of a team

  • Understand the types of equipment and test requirements associated with manual handling safety
    Types of manual handling equipment, requirements for testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment

What our clients say…

QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles of safer manual handling.


Half day (3 hours GLH)


Ofqual Regulated Qualification valid for three years


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1-16 people - £400+vat

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed for all employees to help raise their awareness of the risks associated with unsafe manual handling practices. It is also ideal for those who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their job such as handling deliveries, parcels and boxes.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the training, the interaction was excellent and felt they learnt more rather than just listening to someone. We covered CPR, Bleeding, Shock, Choking and Unconscious Casualty. We will definitely be booking again for re-fresher courses. Jake was very good and went at a pace we could all cope with.
— Mrs R Sheasby (Practice Manager) - The Surgery Little Lawford