Presentation Style: Tutor-led Classroom
Duration: ½ Day
Course Time: 09:30 - 13:30hrs
Course Location: Northampton
Cost: Closed Courses: £400 + VAT for up to 12 delegates
Click a date to book: Call 01604 655900 for available dates


Who is the Level 2 Principles of Manual Handling training course suitable for?

Discover the essentials of safe manual handling with our Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling course. Tailored for all workplace employees, this half-day, theory-based session aims to elevate awareness and understanding of manual handling practices and the risks associated with improper techniques. Delegates will explore key principles, including the use of equipment and common injuries, to foster a safer working environment.

Please be aware that this course focuses exclusively on theoretical knowledge and does not incorporate practical training sessions. For those seeking hands-on experience in manual handling techniques, we recommend the Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling, which includes practical training components.

With over a third of workplace injuries stemming from manual handling issues, our goal is to equip every delegate with the tools and understanding necessary to reduce manual handling injuries in the workplace, ensuring a healthier and safer work environment for all.


Level 2 Principles of Manual Handling Course Content:

  • Common manual handling injuries

  • Manual handling laws

  • Responsibilities of employers and employees

  • Risk assessments

  • Safe movement principles associated with manual handling

  • Musculoskeletal system

  • Centre of gravity

  • Lever system

  • Theory of safe manual handling principles

  • Preparing for a lift

  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object

  • Team manual handling

  • Manual handling equipment

  • Types of manual handling aids and equipment

  • Maintenance and requirements for testing


Certification and Assessment

During the course, there will be a range of learning styles incorporated to maximise your learning experience. There will be a multiple-choice examination at the end of the course to test your knowledge. Upon successful completion of the course, each delegate will have the knowledge, confidence, and certification to go to their workplace and apply what they have learned to minimise the risk of unsafe manual handling.

Refresher training is recommended every 3 years which will be a half-day course to refresh and update your manual handling knowledge.

Additional Information

  • Brunch and free parking is included (for courses held at Paradise Training Centre)
  • Joining instructions will be sent prior to attending the course