Level 2 Safe Moving and Handling

Level 2 Safe Moving and Handling

Course Contents

The reasons for safe manual handling
  • Tthe potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
  • Employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
  • The consequences for noncompliance with health and safety requirements at work How manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
    • The terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
  • The process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
  • The principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
  • How to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
    • Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
    • Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
    • Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
    • List examples of risk controls for common orkplace hazards
    The procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
    • State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
    • Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
    • List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
    • Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health

    The Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling is intended as an introduction to moving and handling activities 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.

    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.

    Course Length

    1 day.


    1 Multiple choice exam and a Practical Assessment.


    Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling



    Online Price £75


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