manual handling

Principles of Manual Handling at Work

Qualification Purpose

This qualification provides knowledge for those in the workplace, or those entering the workforce on the hazards and controls related to manual handling.

Qualification Objective

This is a qualification that prepares a learner to develop knowledge in a subject area.


This qualification comprises a single unit.

Qualification title

QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling at Work (RQF)

Qualification accreditation number 603/0708/0

Qualification Level 2

Credit value 1

Guided learning hours (GLH) 4

Total Qualification Time (TQT) 4

Unit one title Understanding the Principles of Manual Handling


It is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 literacy and numeracy or equivalent. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

Course Content

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Understand the reasons for safer 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

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