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Principles of Manual Handling - Level 2

Principles of Manual Handling - Level 2 is a course run by Study 365, Cavan. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 365 Days. For more information about Principles of Manual Handling - Level 2 at Study 365, please review the details below.


One of the most common factors for injury in the workplace is incorrect manual handling. It is vital that you do not compromise on the health and safety of your workers. The workplace must be a safe zone and remain hazard-free.  The Principles of Manual Handling – Level 2 course will give learners a clear understanding of why a hazard-free workplace is of utmost importance. The safer the workplace, the more productive the employees will be. Gain a clear view of hazards in the workplace and how to apply the best practices to counter them. Individuals will learn how to reduce the risk of injury to themselves and others.

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

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations Act was introduced in 1992. It was with the sole purpose to ensure that employees are trained in manual handling activities and competent enough to tackle issues pertaining to it. 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, and Ergonomics.

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction

2: Manual handling hazards

3: Risk assessments

4: Controls and reducing the risk of harm

5: Legislation and guidance

What will I learn?

  • Learn what safe manual handling and how to apply best practices within the workplace.
  • Learn how to improve health and safety in the workplace through manual handling.
  • Understand the principles, equipment and testing requirements related to manual handling safety.
  • Learn manual handling principles and when and where to apply them in the workplace.
  • Learn why it is important to report health and safety incidents.
  • Understand the legal responsibility pertaining to workplace health and safety.

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

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. 

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)
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Training ProviderStudy 365
Course LocationAthlone, Westmeath
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course Duration365 Days
Course Fee25
Entry Requirements• The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers • Anyone with an interest in manual handling and workplace safety
Carear Path• Health and Safety Manager – £34,651 per annum • Health and Safety Coordinator – £22,250 per annum • Environmental Health and Safety Manager – £40,329 per annum • Environmental Health and Safety Officer – £26,683 per annum
Course CodeS 0800
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New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London. EC2M 1NH, United Kingdom, Cavan, United Kingdom

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