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Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment (RQF)

The Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment has been designed to meet the needs of Learners who are responsible for creating a risk aware environment. This qualification combines both Manual Handling principles and the basis of Risk Assessment.


The course is aimed at a variety of candidates working in all sectors including hotels, restaurants, care homes, bars, construction, cafes, Doctors Surgeries, kitchens, hospitals, schools and colleges.

Course Duration:

The minimum contact Hours of this qualification, excluding breaks, should be for a minimum period of 12 Hours with one of our professional trainers.


All successful candidates will receive a Nationally Recognised Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment which is valid for 3 years.  

Course Content:

  • 1. Understand the importance of Manual Handling risk assessments
  • 1.1 Outline the reasons for conducting Manual Handling risk assessments
  • 1.2 Outline the main legislation relating to Manual Handling risk assessments
  • 2. Understand the principles of controlling the risks from Manual Handling
  • 2.1 Outline the basic principles of anatomy and physiology as they relate to Manual Handling operations
  • 2.2  Identify common injuries caused by Manual Handling operations
  • 2.3 Identify methods for controlling the risk from Manual Handling
  • 3. Understand how a Manual Handling risk assessment is undertaken
  • 3.1 Describe the stages involved in a Manual Handling risk assessment
  • 3.2 Outline the circumstances in which a Manual Handling risk assessment should be reviewed

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