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Manual Handling Principles and Practice 1 Day

Group POA

(Level 2 award Manual Handling Principles and Practice (RQF) Award in Manual Handling Principles and Practice level 5)

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive as evidenced in their regulations and advisory notices promoting good practice.

Employers are required to take appropriate steps, including training, to reduce the risk of injury to employees who carry out any manual handling activities at work.

The qualification is designed for those who carry out manual handling at work and provides essential information about controls and hazards.


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Our Manual Handling Principles and Practice Course 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.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).

FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


Entry Requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.

It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy. For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing during a classroom-based assessment.

There are physical demands within the manual handling assessment and learners will need to demonstrate efficient

and safe manual handling principles.

If a learner has any concerns, they should contact their training provider to discuss before attending the course.


Qualification Assessment

There is no grading of the assessment, learners pass or are referred.



The qualification does not have an expiry date but keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.


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