Award in Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (RQF)


According to the HSE manual handling accounts for over a third of all workplace injuries, affecting over 1 million people a year and costing society £5.7 billion.

This course will benefit learners through developing their understanding of the principles of manual handling, providing them with the opportunity to practice and apply the principles of safer manual handling so they are able to operate in a safer environment.



The course is taught over 6 hours and includes a mixture of individual, group, theory and practical lessons including appropriate training aids.  The course includes 3 practical assessments and a theory assessment (multiple choice and short answer question paper).  Some individual study time outside of the course is recommended.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

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