AoFAQ Principles and Practices of Manual Handling


The Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 and the Manual Handling Operation Regulations 1992 require each employer to provide adequate supervision and training while undertaking manual handling risk assessments. This qualification will support employers to demonstrate their commitment to the legal obligations and whilst it does not qualify learners to undertake manual handling risk assessments independently, it will provide them with the knowledge to assist the employer in completing the risk assessment.

This Qualification is ideal for new starters, existing staff and for a refresher.


Course Contents

  • Reasons for safe manual handling
  • Risk Assessments
  • Equipment and safety
  • Safe handling principles



  •  The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation. 
  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge. 

 To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.


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