CIEH Level 2 Award In Manual Handling - Principles And Practice

Voluntary Sector Training:  CIEH Level 2 Award In Manual Handling - Principles And Practice 


Where: Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 (UK).
Date: 05 November 2014
Time: 09:30 -  16:30
Event description:

Safely lift, lower, carry, push and pull!

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of workplace injury. That's why the law requires charities and community groups to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to their employees and volunteers. This includes suitable training, such as the CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling.


Who is it for?
Anyone who has to move objects as part of their paid or voluntary role: employees, volunteers, committee members and trustees.

What is it about?
The CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling - Principles and Practice combines the medical and legal aspects of manual handling with practical techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely.

The course covers:

  • the costs of manual handling-related injury in the workplace
  • the anatomy and make up of the spine, vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves and how damage is caused
  • dynamics of the back and how manual handling places immense strain on the body
  • the legal duties of employers and employees with regard to manual handling operations
  • self assessment of manual handling operations
    considering the task, the individual, the load and the environment
  • how to lift and move loads safely with practical exercises to ensure techniques have been fully understood
  • practical manual handling risk assessment.

What will I learn?
By completing the course you will be able to recognise manual handling risks, learn how to carry out risk assessments, make risk management recommendations and apply safer lifting and handling techniques to a variety of workplace tasks.

And because the course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - the UK's leading awarding body in manual handling - you can be sure it reflects the latest best practice and regulations.

How will I be assessed?
At the end of the day you'll take a multiple choice exam. Upon passing, you will receive a a CIEH Level 2 Award for Health and Safety certificate. Please note you will need to bring some photo ID for this course and an additional £15 assessment fee is included in the course fee.