Manual Handling (Level 2)

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In 2013/14, an estimated 909,000 working days were lost due to handling-related injuries (HSE, 2017), with manual handling being the cause of almost a quarter of all reported sickness. Such injuries and absence can be costly to employers, as well as resulting in long-term problems and conditions for those affected.

Workplace regulations require employers to provide staff with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention. This nationally recognised, level 2 qualification meets HSE recommendations and provides learners with a good understanding of relevant legislation, risk assessment and safe moving and handling planning and practice.

Qualification details and validity

The Manual Handling: Principles and Practice (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 2 / Scotland SCQG level 5) qualification has no formal expiry date, but ongoing refresher training is important to ensure that learners stay up to date.

Course syllabus

The course syllabus includes… What is manual handling | Legislation | Reasons for safe manual manual handling | Injuries | Equipment and testing | Risk assessment | Applying manual handling principles.

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper. The qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 16 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)
To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page.

Our open course dates…

We don’t have any open courses planned at present.

If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.