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Manual handling training

Develop your knowledge of how to carry out manual handling activities at work.

Manual handling is the movement or support of a load using physical effort – including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving.

Manual handling operations are performed in every workplace. It's important that everyone who is exposed to manual handling hazards is aware of the risks and, when manual handling tasks cannot be avoided, what measures must be taken to assess and control such risks.

When you purchase any CIEH training course, you receive a set of in-depth training materials, including slides, activity sheets, textbooks and test sheets. Take a look at our sample course books for Foundation Manual Handling.

The CIEH Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Manual Handling course will allow candidates to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer working practices in cooperation with their supervisors and managers.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone aged 16 and over, who has to carry out manual handling activities at work
  • Anyone aged 16 and over in full- or part-time education wishing to learn about manual handling

Course overview

This course will develop your knowledge of how to carry out manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the control measures available to help prevent injury.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the importance and principles of safe handling and lifting
  • Understand the employer responsibilities and compliance requirements
  • Know the importance of risk assessments and risk control
  • Know the equipment required and the importance of its maintenance
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling


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