Manual Handling

Manual Handling Principles and practice : 1 day course (Minimum of 6 hours)

Manual Handling

QCF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)

Qualification title:

FAA Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice (QCF) Code: 600/7624/0 Unit 1 title: Manual handling safety at work Unit code: D/602/4593 Credit: 2

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland) Qualification title: Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice at SCQF Level 5 Code: R306 04 Unit 1 title: Manual handling safety at work Unit code: UC27 04 Credit: 2

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. 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.

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.

There are a number of statutory requirements placed on both the employer and the employee.



This is a 6-hour classroom based course. Dependant on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.


A range of subjects are covered that will equip delegates to:

• Understand the reasons for safe manual handling • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles.


Practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, culminating with a written test. This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.


A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment


This qualification is registered through NUCO Training LTD


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  1. Hi Darren,
    I currently work for a company called Nursery connections Ltd. I am their H&S administrator.
    They have asked for me to do a Manual Handling Instructors course so I can deliver in house Manual Handling to new starters.
    Do you deliver the instructors course?
    If you do how long is the course and how much is it.
    If you wish, you can talk directly to my operations manager Becci Haynes on 01536 202752.
    Kind regards,
    Bev Brown

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