manual handling risk assessment from Taylor Mason TrainingManual Handling Risk Assessment Training

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to assess any hazardous manual handling tasks that cannot be avoided and reduce the risk of injury, so far as is reasonably practicable. The Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment aims to provide supervisors and employees with the knowledge and understanding of the manual handling risk assessment training process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.

The specification is based on the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance to the regulations and has been accredited by the Qualifications Regulators at Level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The online assessment task relates directly to the candidate’s workplace and tests the application of learning in a practical context.

While the Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment is a stand-alone qualification, it allows for lateral progression to other British Safety Council Level 2 qualifications covering risk assessments in COSHH, DSE and Fire, and vertical progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

Relationship to National Occupational Standards

The content of the Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment has been mapped to Units HSS1 and HSS6 of the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

The qualification comprises one mandatory unit (Manual Handling Risk Assessment F/602/0956). The learning outcomes state what a candidate will be expected to know, understand or be able to do and the assessment criteria describe the requirements that a candidate is expected to meet to demonstrate a learning outcome has been achieved.


Learning Outcome

(the learner will . . .)

Assessment Criteria

(the learner can . . .)

1. Understand the importance of

manual handling risk


Outline the reasons for conducting manual handling risk assessments

Outline the main legislation relating to manual handling risk assessments

2. Understand the principles of

controlling the risks from manual


Outline the basic principles of anatomy and physiology as they relate to manual handling operations

Identify common injuries caused by manual handling operations

Identify methods for controlling the risk from manual handling

3. Understand how a manual

handling risk assessment is


Describe the stages involved in a manual handling risk assessment

Outline the circumstances in which a manual handling risk assessment should be reviewed



Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the above unit will earn a candidate two credits.

Delivery Formats:

Manual Handling Risk Assessment  is currently available as In Business Training at your premises for groups.

Cost for the courses is:

In Business Training – £x for delivery per day for a group of up to 12-15, (ex vat and travel)