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Level 2 Award in the Principles of Manual Handling

Picture od a woman carrying a stack of boxesThis course will benefit anyone who is involved in manual handling tasks and activities in the workplace. It  will introduce them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the control measures available to help prevent injury. During the course  learners will be able to carefully analyze their own work activities and environment and then be able to help develop safer working practices and working environment in cooperation with their supervisors and managers.

This qualification is not intended to train candidates to carry out manual handling risk assessments, but it will help them to understand and contribute to the development of such assessments. 

Public Course Dates

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Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Legislation and guidance
  • Risk assessment
  • Controls and reducing the risk of harm

Course Duration:

A half-day (4 hours) course duration.

Assessment is by a 30 question multiple-choice question paper

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:15

Awarding Body / Certification:

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Cognet Limited are a CIEH Premium Centre


Course Requirements / Notes:

There are no course pre-requisites for attending this course.


Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


We have an E Learning Online Course in Manual Handling available. This one‐on‐one tutor led interactive online training course goes at precisely your pace. It provides an opportunity to go over the learning content as often as required so that you get the optimum learning experience that will be retained and applied to keep you safe.

The cost is £35.00 per license.   Discounts are available for bulk purchase. Please contact us for more information.




Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression:


 CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice