Manual Handling Principles and Practice Level 2


This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling, not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded
by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting.

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Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.
The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.
The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

Course Contents

Candidates will learn a variety of topics including the risks of moving & handling, legal duties placed on employers and employees and correct handling techniques. The full course content is:

  • Reasons for safe moving and handling
  • Potential injuries from incorrect handling
  • Legal duties of employers and employees
  • Assessing manual handling activities
  • Reducing the risks
  • Single person and team lifting
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Handling while seated

Assessment and Certification

Candidates will be given a course booklet to assist them throughout the day. At the end of the course, candidates will undertake a multiple choice exam paper to test their understanding.

Successful candidates will receive Livius Training certificates shortly after the training day.

We recommend that the qualification is renewed every year to stay up to date with the latest procedures and legislation.

Who needs Manual Handling training?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 define manual handling as,

“…any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force.”

This course covers all the elements of safe manual handling in the workplace. Therefore, it acts as an excellent introduction suitable for every employee involved in day-to-day moving and handling.

Professions include:

  • Cleaners
  • Construction Workers
  • Warehouse Operatives
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Office Workers
  • Farm Workers
  • Delivery Drivers

Group Bookings

For group bookings a discount may apply, simply complete the form on CONTACT US with details of your request. Please take the time to read our Course Booking Terms and Conditions


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