This qualification will introduce learners to moving and handling activities required for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment or to support a role in the workplace.


Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment

Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

  • On completion learners will understand:

    • 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