RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace

Qualification Number 603/0997/0

The Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace is an introduction to moving and handling activities, aimed at individuals starting work, returning to work or those who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.

Holders of the Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers or the Level 3 Award for Safer People Handling Trainers can now apply to deliver this award within their organisation to colleagues.

  • Reasons for safe manual handling
  • Risk assessments
  • Manual handling equipment
  • How to apply safe manual handling principles in the workplace

To find out more about this qualification please download the specification.

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 7 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 6 hours

Tutors and assessors must hold the RoSPA Qualifications Level 3 for Manual Handling Trainers or the Level 3 Award for Safer People Handling Trainers (or equivalents) or hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety / NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety and have extensive experience in delivering Manual Handling training.

Assessments for this qualification are devised by the centre and internally marked. They will be sampled as part of our quality assurance procedures.

RoSPA Qualifications can assist centres in developing their assessment methods and course materials if required.

Manual handling is the most common cause of lost-time injuries in the workplace. This level 3 qualification raises awareness of the risks and the controls available. It will provide formal recognition of the learners' competence in safe moving and handling.

Registration and Certification UK Fees

Qualification registration and certification

£20 per learner

Replacement certificate fees

*please see replacement certificate policy for more information

£25 per certificate

To deliver this qualification organisations must apply to become a RoSPA Qualifications Accredited Centre.

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