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Safe Moving and Handling

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

The RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace is a comprehensive training programme designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills needed to perform manual handling tasks safely. This one-day course focuses on providing a solid foundation in safe moving and handling techniques, with the aim of reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) associated with incorrect manual handling.


What does the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace Course cover?

The course covers a wide range of topics essential for understanding and implementing safe moving and handling practices in the workplace. The content is divided into two units:

Delivery Methods:

Face-to-face classroom in-house


One day

Unit 1 - Safe moving and handling in the workplace



Injuries and ill health: Understand the implications of manual handling on health, exploring injuries and illnesses associated with improper practices


Health and safety legislation: Gain insights into relevant legislation and the consequences of non-compliance, ensuring adherence to health and safety standards



Manual handling hazards and risks: Identify and assess the hazards and risks involved in manual handling tasks, emphasizing the importance of risk assessments


Principles of risk control: Explore the principles of risk control applied to manual handling, focusing on minimising potential risks



Efficient movement principles: Understand the significance of good posture and efficient movement principles in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries


Manual handling equipment: Learn about various types of manual handling equipment and the safe use of manual handling and lifting equipment.


Unit 2 - Safe manual handling practices



Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling: Learn and practice efficient and safe manual handling techniques. including pre-transfer assessments


Types of equipment: Identify the types of equipment designed for manual handling tasks and understand their proper use



Requirements for safe use: Provide the requirements for the safe use of manual handling and lifting equipment, including testing, servicing and examination


Team handling: Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling practices when working as part of a team.

Upon successfully finishing this course you will be able to demonstrate:

Safe load movement:

Gain the knowledge and skill to move loads safely in the workplace, reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries associated with manual handling.

Musculoskeletal injury awareness:

Explore causative factors and types of musculoskeletal injuries, enabling a deeper understanding of the potential risks and their prevention.

Regulatory understanding:

Understand the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.

Posture and movement principles:

Identify the principles of good posture and efficient movement, contributing to the prevention of injuries through proper body mechanics.

Application of safe handling practices:

Acquire the ability to apply safe handling practices in various scenarios, demonstrating competence in real-world manual handling situations.

Benefits of the course:


For employers

  • Legislative compliance: Ensure compliance with the relevant health and safety legislation, minimising the risk of legal issues related to manual handling practices
  • Injury prevention: Proactively prevent injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, fostering a safer workplace environment
  • Promotion of safety: Promote safer practices within the workplace, creating a culture of awareness and responsibility regarding manual handling tasks.





For delegates

  • Understanding of manual handling: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for safe manual handling in the workplace, fostering a sense of responsibility
  • Contribution to wellbeing: Understand how the practice of manual handling risk assessments contributes to the health, safety and wellbeing of the workforce
  • Equipment familiarity: Acquire knowledge about the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Application of practices: Develop the ability to apply safe manual handling practices confidently, enhancing personal and team safety.


For employers

Hiring professionals who have successfully completed the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety provides numerous advantages for employers, including:

  • In-house fire safety expertise: Having in house experts in fire safety ensures that your organisation can respond effectively to fire related challenges
  • Fire risk assessment capability: Equip your workforce with the ability to conduct fire risk assessments for low to medium risk workplaces
  • Protect people from injuries: Prioritise the wellbeing of your staff and visitors by minimising the risk of fire related injuries-and health issues
  • Strengthen safety culture: Promote a robust safety culture within your organisation, ensuring compliance with fire safety regulations.

For delegates

For individuals the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety-offers-the following advantages:

  • Gain an accredited NEBOSH qualification: Enhance your career prospects by earning a globally recognised qualification
  • Learn fire safety techniques: Acquire skills that are rooted in international best practices, making you a valuable asset in your field
  • Positively influence fire safety behaviours: Use your newfound knowledge to become a catalyst for positive fire safety practices within your workplace.

This course is tailored to meet your needs if:

  Involvement in lifting and moving: If your daily tasks involve lifting and moving objects within your organisation, this course is tailored to address the specific challenges and requirements associated with these manual handling activities

Seeking awareness of best practices: If you are looking to enhance your awareness of best practices related to manual handling tasks, this course provides comprehensive insights into efficient and safe techniques, reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders

Prioritising health and safety compliance: If ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation in manual handling is a top priority for your workplace, this course is designed to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to meet and exceed regulatory requirements.


Why choose the RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace course?


Comprehensive coverage:
The course offers in-depth coverage of manual handling principles and practices, ensuring a thorough understanding of the subject matter


Practical skill acquisition:
Participants engage in practical demonstrations and discussions, facilitating effective skill acquisition and application


Tailored content:
The content is tailored to meet the specific needs of the workplace, ensuring relevance and practical applicability


Expert-led training:
The course is led by RoSPA, a reputable authority in health and safety, providing participants with expert guidance
and insights.


Ready to elevate your manual handling skills and ensure a safer workplace? Seize the opportunity now. Enrol today and embrace a future of effective
manual handling practices!

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This qualification is awarded by RoSPA Qualifications and is regulated by Ofqual. It sits on the Ofqual
Register of Qualifications.


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