Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)

Manual Handling injuries are the cause of most lost working days in the UK, with sprains and strains due to the incorrect lifting and moving of objects causing most suffering to employees.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Regulations require that employees are provided with information and training and this general requirement should be supplemented with specific training and information on manual handling.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 clearly now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training. The Regulations will apply to nearly all work activities from offices to care homes and factories. There will be different risks associated with different sectors and the HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling offers learning outcomes which are suitable for all.

The qualification provides an effective means of ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and have understood the principles of the safe moving and lifting of loads.


  • 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.


This qualification is assessed through a practical examination through the duration of the course by the tutor, followed by a 15-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes.




Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)


1 Day - 9.00 - 15.00

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Also delivered throughout the South West including Bristol, South Wales, Herefordshire and Wiltshire in your workplace (subject to numbers)