What is it?

The objective of the RSPH Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling qualification is to provide candidates with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of manual handling in the workplace. The qualification covers general workplace hazards and controls associated with manual handling of general articles such as furniture, boxes, sacks and work equipment. It does not include people moving skills although it provides a solid foundation of the principles for additional specialist training.


The qualification covers topics such as typical injuries and health problems from incorrect manual handling plus the hazards and risks of a variety of workplace scenarios. The legal framework for introducing manual handling controls and the duties under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 of both the employer and the employee are included so that candidates understand how they can contribute to a manual handling programme in the workplace.

Who is it for?
The qualification is suitable for everyone in employment or who has to undertake manual handling activities.
How do I apply?

For learners: see below for your nearest centre. Centres are listed alphabetically - to find the centre nearest to you, please use the location finder.

For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest. 

How do I become an RSPH-approved centre?
If you’re planning to deliver one of our qualifications, you will need to become a RSPH registered centre.

To become an approved centre and to gain qualification approval, please visit our Become a centre page.

Centres offering this qualification

19 centres offering this qualification

All distance

85 St. Ann's Road, London, London, N15 6NJ
Tel: 020 8802 8488, Website: http://www.train2workacademy.org

17 Old Road, Lisburn, Lisburn, Co Down, BT28 2PT

Systems House, 246 Imperial Dr, Harrow, HA2 7HJ
Tel: 07930 375586 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.aspireta.co.uk

5 Lower Strines Road, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7DL
Tel: 0161 284 6668 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.eric-smith.com

Oldtown, Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny, R95DN79
Tel: 00353879779609

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