Group Price £300.00 + Vat
Add £9.00 / person for accreditation + Vat

The Safe Moving & Handling course is a stand alone Level 2 qualification which complements the Basic Health & Safety programme. This course is sometimes referred to as Manual Handling of Loads training. Our courses are aimed at those who carry out Safe Moving & Handling activities at work and introduces students to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved, controls available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment.

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Course Description

Successful completion of this Safe Moving & Handling course will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

The qualification is not intended to train students to carry out manual handling assessments nor to provide detailed training on handling techniques but a general overview of the hazards involved whilst carrying out normal manual handling operations, it is designed to get delegates to look closely at their everyday activities & suggest improvements to achieve a Safe Moving & Handling regime across the company.

While this unit of study can be a stand alone qualification it is recommended that students should already hold the Level 2 Award in Health & Safety.

This course can be provided as non accredited if required. Call us 02476 403840 to discuss your requirements.


By the end of the manual handling training course the student will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘manual handling’ and give examples.
  • Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples.
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.

Course content

  • The process of manual handling in the workplace.
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them.
  • Manual handling assessment and control options.
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.