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
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
The course covers:
- the costs of manual handling-related injury in the
- the anatomy and make up of the spine, vertebrae, discs,
muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves and how damage is
- 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
- 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
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.