Course: Level 2 Award in Manual Handling - Principles and Practices

Department: Business and Management

Type: Short Course

Duration: One day

The Course

This course has been developed 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 students 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.

This course is designed for all employees. The assessment method of this course is a practical assessment followed by a series of multiple choice questions.

What You Study

  • 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

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, call us on 01964 553181 or email

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

George Thornham

BTEC Level 3 in Business

With our new Public Services course due to launch at Riseholme in September 2018, find out more about George Thornham's time at our partner college Bishop Burton College.

George secured an exciting role with internationally renowned high-end department store Harrods thanks to the skills and knowledge he developed studying Business at Bishop Burton College.