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Manual Handling

RoSPA Level 3 Award in Manual Handling Trainers

In 2021/22, 7.3 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, making the provision of high quality training to reduce poor manual handling practices vitally important to organisations.

If you are a training provider you can deliver this RoSPA Level 3 Award in Manual Handling Trainers qualification and train others in safe moving and handling practices. If you are interested in offering this qualification but aren't yet a RoSPA Centre, get in touch and we'll talk you through the process.

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What are the benefits of the RoSPA Level 3 Award in Manual Handling Trainers?

As an Ofqual recognised organisation, we offer one of the highest standard manual handling trainers’ qualifications on the market. By becoming a RoSPA Centre, you can add the RoSPA Level 3 Award in Manual Handling Trainers to your portfolio and start offering it to others. Any delegates that successfully complete the qualification can then deliver the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace qualification.

Why deliver our qualification?


 ✓  Recognition from a trusted provider with over 100 year's experience

 ✓  Helps meet legislative requirements 

 ✓  Generate income through training others

“Our highly trusted qualifications can be added to your organisation's portfolio and be delivered to others when you become a recognised RoSPA Centre”

Julia Small
RoSPA Achievements Director

What does the RoSPA Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers qualification cover?

This manual handling qualification consists of three mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles of Manual Handling in the Workplace

This unit explores the reasons for managing manual handling risks in the workplace (including legislation), the principles and practice of workplace manual handling risk assessments and how the principles of safe handling can contribute to improving the health and safety and wellbeing of the workforce.

Unit 2 – Application of Safe Practices to Manual Handling Activities

This unit will enable you to conduct a pre-transfer assessment/dynamic risk assessment and how to apply efficient movement principles and safe practice to the movement of loads.

Unit 3 – Delivering a Manual Handling Training Session

This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session.

All three units are mandatory and must be passed to gain the qualification. The total qualification time is 25 hours with 16 hours of guided learning.

How is this qualification assessed?


Practical demonstration


Observation of
practical skills


Written assignment


Question and answers.


How to deliver our RoSPA Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers

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Become a recognised RoSPA Qualification Centre

By becoming a recognised RoSPA Centre, your organisation can add our highly trusted qualifications, including the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Defensive Driving, to your portfolio and then offer them to other organisations.

Already a RoSPA Qualification Centre
Already a recognised RoSPA Qualification Centre

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Dave Mounsey, UK Qualifications Lead & Sales Manager
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