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What Will I Learn?

Gain a clear understanding of safe manual handling.
Learn how manual handling risk assessment contributes to improving health and safety.
Understand the principles, equipment and testing requirements related to manual handling safety.
Learn how to apply safe manual handling principles.
Learn about reporting health and safety incidents.
Understand the legal responsibility pertaining to workplace health and safety.


Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common reasons for injury in the workplace. Ensure that your health and safety are not compromised and that your workplace remains hazard-free. The Principles of Manual Handling – Level 2 course will give learners insight on the importance of a hazard-free workplace. Ensure your health and safety are not compromised and vital measures are taken to counter these risks. The course is designed to give learners an overview of hazards and how to demonstrate the best practices. Learners will gain an understanding of how to reduce the risk of injury to themselves and others.

The Principles of Manual Handling – Level 2 course will give learners an understanding of the overview of manual handling, manual handling hazards, risk assessments, legislation and guidance and controls and reducing the risk of harm.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations Act was introduced in 1992 with the aim to ensure that employees are competent and trained in manual handling activities. The Principles of Manual Handling – Level 2 course will familiarise learners on the importance of workplace injuries, hazards, risk and control, risk factors for injury, Ergonomics.

Why study at Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?
  • All employees of all levels
  • Individuals who are working in employment that has to undertake manual handling
  • New employees who are taking the induction training in manual handling
Entry Requirement
  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers
  • Anyone with an interest in manual handling and workplace safety
Method of Assessment

At the end of the Principles of Manual Handling – Level 2 you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Manual Handling by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete the Principles of Manual Handling – Level 2 you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to https://www.payscale.com. The certification will enable employees in the capacity of junior and senior workers, including Supervisors and Managers to gain high earning positions within the industry.


Common Career Paths For Health Safety Advisor
Other Benefits
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)


Course Curriculum

1: introduction
1.1 Introduction 00:00:00
1.2 What is manual handling? 00:00:00
1.3 Workplace injuries 00:00:00
1.4 Introducing the mentors 00:00:00
1.5 Hazard, risk and control 00:00:00
1.6 Ergonomics 00:00:00
1.7 Recap 00:00:00
1.8 Summary 00:00:00
2: manual handling hazards
2.1 Introduction 00:00:00
2.2 Types of injuries 00:00:00
2.3 Musculoskeletal system 00:00:00
2.4 Mechanics of movement 00:00:00
2.5 Risk factors for injury 00:00:00
2.6 Case studies 00:00:00
2.7 Recap 00:00:00
2.8 Summary 00:00:00
3: risk assessments
3.1 Introduction 00:00:00
3.2 Terminology 00:00:00
3.3 Hierarchy of control 00:00:00
3.4 Manual handling assessments 00:00:00
3.5 TILE assessment 00:00:00
3.6 Manual handling assessments 00:00:00
3.7 Recap 00:00:00
3.8 Summary 00:00:00
4: controls and reducing the risk of harm
4.1 Introduction 00:00:00
4.2 Hierarchy of control 00:00:00
4.3 Individual capabilities 00:00:00
4.4 Preparation 00:00:00
4.5 Manual handling controls 00:00:00
4.6 Team handling 00:00:00
4.7 Recap 00:00:00
4.8 Summary 00:00:00
5: legislation and guidance
5.1 Introduction 00:00:00
5.2 Types of injuries 00:00:00
5.3 Musculoskeletal system 00:00:00
5.4 Mechanics of movement 00:00:00
5.5 Risk factors for injury 00:00:00
5.6 Case studies 00:00:00
5.7 Recap 00:00:00
5.8 Summary 00:00:00
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