Manual Handling Training

Manual handling is the cause of more than a third of all reported injuries, which result in employees being off work for more than three days.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) requires employers to conduct risk assessments of manual handling activities that their employees undertake and to provide the appropriate training.

Manual handling covers a wide variety of tasks including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying and when any of these tasks are not carried out properly, then there is a risk of injury. An employers legal compliance with the requirement to train all employees involved in manual handling activities along with a reduction in the risk of injury can reduce both lost time through work-related injuries and/or potential employers liability claims.

FTT Manual Handling Courses

All of our courses are interactive combining key principles with hands-on activities. Designed to benefit anyone at risk of a manual handling injury in any industry sector, our courses incorporate relevant content, environments and loads to ensure training is applicable.

QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles of safer manual handling.

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed for all employees to help raise their awareness of the risks associated with unsafe manual handling practices. It is also ideal for those who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their jobs such as handling deliveries, parcels and boxes. This course does not include and practical.

QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)

The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role. However, with incorrect manual handling causing over a third of workplace injuries, adequate training is not only a legal requirement, but it is also incredibly important for the safety of all staff.

The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is ideal for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.


Course Type Operator Experience Course Duration Delegates
Manual Handling Any Level of Experience 3-4 Hours 15 Maximum
Manual Handling (2 courses on the same day) Any Level of Experience 2 x 3 Hours 10 Maximum on each
QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF) 

Note: This qualification is theory based and does not include practical training.

Any Level of Experience 3 Hours 16 Maximum
QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF) Any Level of Experience 7 Hours 12 Maximum


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