Highfield Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling

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Highfield Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling is aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work and provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.

To give you maximum flexibility it can be delivered as a half-day programme for learners who only wish to gain the Highfield Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling. Those who need to learn about practical manual handling techniques should stay on for a further half-day training session and assessment to gain the full Highfield Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice.


Who needs this Qualification?
All employees who have to carry out any manual handling activities at work, including both industrial and office workers.
Why is this Training Important?
Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training. The Highfield Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling provides learners with the theoretical knowledge to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course Delegates will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling
  • Appreciate the scope of Legislation in relation to manual handling
  • Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it
  • Make recommendations to manage risks
  • Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks



Half-day programme


Multiple choice examination

Ofqual Accredited


Suggested Progression
The Highfield Badge.

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