Safe Moving and Handling


Who Should Attend?

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 does this course cover?

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

How often does this course need to be taken?

It is recommended for delegates to sit this course every 3 years.


We can also deliver this training course, anywhere in the country, or in our training facility. Please contact us to discuss your specific training needs.