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CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice

Who Should Attend?

Any person involved with manual handling


1 Day


The CIEH has developed this course to benefit anyone who has to carry out any manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls that are available to help prevent injury. The course in addition will teach learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities with the aim of reducing the number of work-related injuries associated with manual handling.


  • manual handling hazards, risks and controls
  • how manual handling operations can cause injury and harm
  • the scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found
  • the process for assessing manual handling risks
  • the value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling practice
  • manual handling techniques : lifting loads from low levels/ working at low levels/ lowering from height/ pushing loads/ pulling loads/ carrying/ team handling


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the risks associated with manual handling and to make recommendations to manage those risks.
  • apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks.

Additional Information

Assessment: 30 multiple choice questions plus practical assessment