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

Qualification Number 603/0997/0

Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) continue to place a significant burden on employers and workforces across Great Britain, accounting for 41% of all work related ill-health. (HSE). The risk and impact of WRMSD can be reduced with appropriate manual handling training and education.


Designed and developed through consultation with stakeholders, employers and subject experts, the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace is an introduction to moving and handling activities. It is 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.

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


7 hours of learning

Topics covered

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

Assessment method

Practical demonstration and through activities which are developed by the centre, internally marked and sampled as part of our quality assurance procedures

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