Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)2018-06-22T15:18:39+00:00

Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) – Course Syllabus

Target Audience

The Objectives / Learning Outcome:

  1. To explain what is meant by the term manual handling and give examples.
  2. To explain how Manual Handling can cause injury and give examples.
  3. To state the principles for controlling Manual Handling risks and apply these in a practical context.
  4. To demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purpose of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments.

Course Details

There is a maximum of 12 places available.

Course Name: HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)
Validation of Certification: 3 years.
Course Duration: This programme may be adjusted in accordance with learners needs and experience

 Course Content

Manual Handling Hazards
Legislation and Guidance
Risk Assessment
Controls and reducing the risk of harm
Manual Handling Techniques


Part One : There is short multi choice paper of 15 questions with a pass mark of 10 to be completed within 30 minutes.

Part Two: Learners Must demonstrate practical application of the correct techniques as indicated within the learning outcomes of the unit


Candidates should understand the scope of legal requirements, and be able to out line the general legal responsibilities of employers, employees and the self-employed under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended).

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Explain the duty placed on employers to provide information, instruction and training to those exposed to manual handling risks.  Demonstrate an awareness of HSE guidance publications and where they can be found.

Course Materials

All students will receive course handouts and certificates will be forwarded upon successful completion of the course.

Awarding Body

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