CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification complements the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace. Aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, it introduces candidates to the risks of manual handling and the controls available.

Who needs this qualification?

  All employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages, including both industrial and office workers.

Why is this training important?

This qualification introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

  Identify the hazards of manual handling
  Identify the risks involved and controls available
  Identify what to expect from a manual handling assessment

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  Qualification Specification  


Duration  Duration  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice 
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