Qualification Info
  • Course Duration: Half Day
  • Certificate: 3 Years

The Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling that covers the basic principles of manual handling such as manual handling equipment and common manual handling injuries. The topics of this course are covered over half a day and it is a theory-based course with no practical sessions*. This course is ideal for all workplaces in reducing those manual handling injuries that could occur such as when lifting something at work. With manual handling causing over a third of workplace injuries it is important that working environments minimise the risks of manual handling injuries by becoming aware of the risks and having the knowledge. The Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling course is a nationally recognised qualification and is a regulated course. 


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


In 2015-16, statistics found that 500,000 workers were suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or longstanding) in Britain.



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This theory-based training course is ideal for all employees in the workplace as it provides individuals with the basic knowledge and the awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling. 


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. 

If you would like to book the Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling course, get in touch with us today and we can assist you with booking the course at one of our training venues if you are a group booking. Additionally, you can book the training course in-house which may be more cost-effective for you. To book the Manual Handling course In-house, check out our In-House Training price guide, and fill out the booking form.

  • 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

Course Price
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What Our Clients Say

At Staffordshire First Aid Training we encourage all of our learners to provide us with feedback on our qualifications and training, so we can share it with you.

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 5 January 2023

Great day, all questions answered well, lots of information to take away.

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 3 December 2022

Very knowledgeable tutor. Warm approach. Good anecdotes relating to the topic. Real coffee from venue please!

Jane E
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 2 December 2022

Was very helpful and taught very well.

Edward R
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 30 November 2022

Learned a lot of valuable information

Valentin C
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 30 November 2022

The instructor gave clear and concise instructions on fire safety and offered good insight into the roles and responsibilities of fire wardens. The course was informative and gave everyone the training and understanding they needed to perform appropriately in the event of fire safety tests/assessments/issues.

Liam S
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 30 November 2022

Top man, would defo do again. Learnt lots 😘

Ian T
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 29 November 2022

The instructor was amazing

Mason C
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 29 November 2022

Alan was really informative and was happy to answer questions we had. Thanks again Alan :)

Amanda B
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 29 November 2022

Very useful course, everyone should do!

Molly P

Please give us a call at Staffordshire First Aid Training or drop us an e-mail if you wish to discuss any of our courses, place a booking, or need any additional information.

We are registered to several governing bodies:

  • The UK Register of Learning Providers
  • The Learner of Records Service
  • Qualsafe Awards
  • First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)
  • Member of Association of First Aiders


Registering with an Ofqual awarding Organisation means that the training you receive is to a very high standard and the qualifications we provide are accredited using a Government approved and nationally recognised qualification.

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