Manual Handling Principles

SafeCert Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principals (RQF)

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Qualification Details

The Manual Handling Principles course, is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding. This will equip those in the workplace with the necessary knowledge in manual handling objects safely, to undertake manual handling tasks during their working day.  This award can be completed in 3 hours, so can be completed in a morning or afternoon training session.

The qualification can be tailored to suit any business including the needs of the individual, enhancing the learning experience and making the content relevant and fit for purpose.

The award has one unit with 3 learning outcomes as follows:

  1. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  2. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  3. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety

The qualification is valid for 3 years and all learners will be assessed for their  knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.

If you require to also learn and practice the skills of manual handling, we also have the larger award called Manual Handling Principles and Practices a 6 hour award.

Manual Handling Trainer / Assessor / IQA CPD
Manual Handling Principles Award


Manual Handling Qualification


RQF Qualification Specification

SCQF Qualification Specification

Qualification Information Sheet

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