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Manual Handling, Safe Moving and Handling (Level 2 Award)

This qualification, aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.

To give you maximum flexibility it can be delivered as a half-day programme for learners who only wish to gain the basic Manual Handling Training qualification. Those who need to learn about practical manual handling techniques should stay on for a further half-day training session and assessment to gain the full Level 2 Award in Manual Handling, Safe Moving and Handling.

Our range of Manual Handling training courses can be delivered either within the work place, at our Tewkesbury Gloucestershire main office or at one of our training centres throughout the UK.

Who Needs this Qualification?

All employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages, including both industrial and office workers.

Why is this Training Important?

Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training. The Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice combines both the theoretical and hands-on elements of the subject and teaches learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities.

Programme & Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling

  • Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it

  • Make recommendations to manage risks

  • Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks


Duration One-day programme
Assessment Multiple-choice examination
Prerequisite Health & Safety in the Workplace (Level 2 Award) (or equivalent, recommended)
Suggested Progression None

Manual Handling, Safe Moving and Handling (Level 2 Award) Training Venues

All of our training venues are specially selected for their high quality and to ensure they create a great learning environment for the delegates. At Universal Safety Solutions, the comfort and well-being of our delegates is essential and as such we provide refreshments and snacks throughout the course and a buffet lunch for full day courses.

We run regular Manual Handling open training courses in the following locations:

  • Gloucestershire: Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester

  • Worcestershire: Worcester, Evesham, Malvern

  • Wiltshire: Swindon

  • Somerset: Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Bath

  • Devon: Exeter

  • South Wales: Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Swansea

  • West Wales: Carmarthen

Additionally we have a number of high quality training venues available to us throughout the Midlands, South and South West from which we offer company based training. Full details of training venues.

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