Principles of Manual Handling Essential knowledge and skills for all employees involved in manual handling


This Level 1 qualification is aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, introducing candidates to the risks of manual handling and the controls available.

Who needs this qualification?

Appropriate for all employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages including both industrial and office workers.

Course outline

The course covers the following subjects:

  • 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


On completing this qualification candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards of manual handling
  • Identify the risks involved and controls available
  • Identify what to expect from a manual handling assessment.


Half-day programme

Awarding body:

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Assessment method: Multiple choice examination

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements.

This programme can be delivered at a venue \of your choice, anywhere in the UK.

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