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CIEH Level 2 – Principles of Manual Handling

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CIEH Level 2 – Principles of Manual Handling


Gain a clear understanding of how incorrect manual handling can lead to injury. This is a common occurrence in the workplace if manual handling is not taken seriously. The safety of employees is vital and employers must ensure that at no point is their health compromised. The Level 2 – Principles of Manual Handling will provide individuals with invaluable knowledge and understanding of why safe manual handling is important. The course looks at the hazards and risks in the process of manual handling, the duties of the employer and employees and how non-compliance will lead to consequences. The golden rule is to ensure the workplace remains hazard and risk-free. Learn best manual handling practices and when to apply them to reduce the risk of injury in the workplace.

The Level 2 – Principles of Manual Handling course gives learners insight on carrying out manual handling risk assessment, overview of manual handling, manual handling hazards, legislation, guidance and controls.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations Act was introduced in 1992 with the objective of training employers and employees in the manual handling process. The course offers insight on how to tackle issues related to manual handling within the workplace environment. Learners will become familiar with concepts related to manual handling including risk and control, workplace injuries and risk factors for injury.

Course Curriculum Total Units : 40
1: Introduction
1.1 Introduction
1.2 What is manual handling?
1.3 Workplace injuries
1.4 Introducing the mentors
1.5 Hazard, risk and control
1.6 Ergonomics
1.7 Recap
1.8 Summary

2: Manual handling hazards
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Types of injuries
2.3 Musculoskeletal system
2.4 Mechanics of movement
2.5 Risk factors for injury
2.6 Case studies
2.7 Recap
2.8 Summary

3: Risk assessments
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Terminology
3.3 Hierarchy of control
3.4 Manual handling assessments
3.5 TILE assessment
3.6 Manual handling assessments
3.7 Recap
3.8 Summary

4: Controls and reducing the risk of harm
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Hierarchy of control
4.3 Individual capabilities
4.4 Preparation
4.5 Manual handling controls
4.6 Team handling
4.7 Recap
4.8 Summary

5: Legislation and guidance
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Types of injuries
5.3 Musculoskeletal system
5.4 Mechanics of movement
5.5 Risk factors for injury
5.6 Case studies
5.7 Recap
5.8 Summary

What will I learn?

Understand the potential ill-health and injuries related to incorrect manual handling.
Outline the duties of the employer and employees associated to manual handling in the workplace.
Understand that there are consequences for non-compliance of manual handling.
Understand what risk and hazard mean in terms of manual handling.
Report health and safety incidents at any given time.
Have a clear understanding of the types of equipment used for manual handling tasks.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

All employees of all levels
Individuals who are working in employment that has to undertake manual handling
New employees who are taking the induction training in manual handling

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Level 2 – Principles of Manual Handling you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Manual Handling by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all.

Other Benefits

Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
Gain access to quality video tutorials
Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
Save time and money on travel
Learn at your convenience and leisure
Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
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25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
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College Name 1 Training
Course Category Health & Safety, Health & Safety, Manual Handling
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 2 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 25
Entry Requirements The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers Anyone with an interest in manual handling and workplace safety
Career Path Health and Safety Manager – £34,738 per annum Health and Safety Coordinator – £22,186 per annum Environmental Health and Safety Manager – £40,329 per annum Environmental Health and Safety Officer – £26,683 per annum
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