Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling RQF


  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Ofqual regulated
  • Certificate valid for 3 years
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Duration: 1 Day

Certificate valid for 3 years

Course Overview

The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is the perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.

Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

What’s Covered?

Common manual handling injuries
Manual handling law
Responsibilities of employers and employees
Risk assessments

Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lever system

Manual handling equipment:

  • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
  • Maintenance and requirements for testing

Manual handling practical sessions:

  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
  • Team manual handling
  • Using equipment

Entry requirements
Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent.

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