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Level 2 Principles of Manual Handling

This eLearning course has been developed to reduce the risk of injury for anyone who carries out manual handling tasks at work.



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Course Description

What’s It About?

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints and repetitive strain injuries.

The term manual handling covers various activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and carrying. If any of these tasks are not carried out appropriately, there is a risk of injury.

This Manual Handling eLearning course looks at the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure suitable and sufficient control measures are put in place.

Who’s It For?

This online Manual Handling eLearning course is suitable for all employees handling materials, boxes, mail, and packages, including industrial and office workers.

What Does It Cover?

  • Overview of manual handling
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Risk assessments
  • Controls and reducing the risk of harm
  • Legislation and guidance.

How Long Does It Take?

This Manual Handling eLearning course will typically take 3 – 4 hours to complete. However, as this Manual Handling eLearning training is hosted online, candidates can complete one module at a time at a pace to suit them.

Who Is It Accredited By?

This Level 2 Manual Handling eLearning course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, one of the UK’s leading providers of regulated qualifications.

How Does It Work?

Our eLearning programmes are available on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs, Macs and laptops. All you need is an Internet connection. Candidates log on to the Learner Management System and work their way through the course. Included in the course are scenarios that provide them with real-life context.

Our courses simplify even the most complex subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage candidates. The key elements of our eLearning courses are:

  • interactive exercises and gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market-leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

How’s It Assessed?

The Manual Handling eLearning course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Candidates must achieve 15 out of 20 to pass.

They will receive an electronic copy of the certificate immediately upon completion of the course. The certificate may be printed and used as evidence of this training.

Please Note

This online Manual Handling eLearning course alone does not provide a qualification.