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Manual Handling

Level 2 Award in
Principles of Manual Handling (RQF)


Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work?


The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling.
This theory based qualification is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.

With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!

Please note that this qualification does not include practical sessions. Those requiring practical training should undertake the QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).


Who is the Principals of Manual Handling Course suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for all employees to raise their awareness of the risks of unsafe manual handling
practices and for people who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their job, e.g. handling
deliveries, parcels and boxes. It is suitable:
• To raise awareness about the importance of safe manual handling
• As an introduction to those starting work which may involve carrying out manual handling activities
• For those returning to work where manual handling activities may be required
• As safety refresher training
Note: This qualification is a theory based qualification. Learners who need practical training should complete
QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).



Principals of Manual Handling Syllabus

Common manual handling injuries

Manual handling laws

Responsibilities of employers and employees

Risk assessments

Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:
• Musculoskeletal system
• Centre of gravity
• Lever system

Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:
• 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


Reminders & Renewals

We can remind you when your certificate is due to expire.


Moving, Handling & Lifting Training in London, Herts, Essex

Our manual handling courses can be delivered at your business premises, home, 

any suitable client hired venue or our venues in North London.



Manual Handling Course Costs

£315.00 + £9.75 per learner


Course Duration

1/2 Day, 9am – 12:00 noon or 1pm - 4.30pm



Course Pre-Requisites

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a
minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.


Plan for Safety Consultancy Ltd

020 3598 0713

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