MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Manual Handling Loads - Level 2 Award

CIEH Level 2 Manual Handling Loads


This module does not replace the need for individual one-to-one coaching for specific high risk manual handling tasks. Classroom based exercises are unlikely to be acceptable when considering legal compliance in certain situations.

This is a 3 hour course.

Areas covered

  • The process of manual handling in the workplace

  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment and control options
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992


By the end of the session the candidate will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term 'manual handling' and give examples.
  • Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples.
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provision of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

The course includes undertaking sample manual handling risk assessments of various activities relevant to the individual candidates. On successful completion of a multiple-choice question paper, candidates will receive The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health ‘Principals of Manual Handling’ certificate.


If you would like to receive more information about this course please call a member of our training department on 01708 555544 or click here to contact us via email.