top of page

Level 2 Award in
Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)


Did you know that incorrect manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries?

The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role.

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.


Who is the Safe Moving and Handling Course suitable for?

This qualification is ideal for those who perform manual handling duties in the workplace, including industrial
and office based environments. It is suitable:
• As an introduction to those starting work which involves carrying out manual handling activities
• For those returning to work where manual handling activities are required
• As safety refresher training



Safe Moving and Handling Syllabus

Common manual handling injuries

Manual handling laws

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:
• Preparing for a lift
• Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
• Team manual handling
• Using equipment


Reminders & Renewals

We can remind you when your certificate is due to expire.


Safe Moving and Handling Training in London, Herts, Essex

Our manual handling courses can be delivered at your business premises, home,

any suitable client hired venue or our venues in North London.



Manual Handling Course Costs

£415.00 + £9.75 per learner


Course Duration

1 Day, 9am – 4.30pm



Course Pre-Requisites

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 numeracy or equivalent.


Other course requirements
Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear..PPE


Plan for Safety Consultancy Ltd

020 3598 0713

Qualification overview This qualification forms part of the QA Manual Handling suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommend...
L2 Safe Moving and Handling RQF
7 hr

"Together We Can Help Save Lives"

bottom of page