CIEH level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling

Course Information

Learning outcomes

After completion delegates will have knowledge of the principles of Manual Handling

Aims & Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to;

  • Outline the general legal responsibilities of employers, employees and the self employed.
  • Recognise that Manual Handling operations can cause harm
  • Have basic knowledge of the musculoskeletal system
  • Explain the mechanics of movement
  • Understand and carry out risk assessments in relation of Manual Handling
  • Understand Hierarchy of controls

Course Outline

  • 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

Mode of Delivery

  • Presentation Group work
  • Multiple choice Exam

Benefits Perceived by Participants

  • Level 2 qualification 3 hours CPD

Intended for

  • The CIEH has developed this qualification 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.

Pre-course Requirements

  • None.

Course Duration

  • Half day (3 hours)

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