Safe Moving and Handling Training – Level 2 (RQF)

Course overview

About the Level 2 RQF Moving and Handling Course

Our Moving and Handling Course is a one-day course for a range of workplaces such as offices, shops, and warehouses, for employers who need to provide training to staff to help employees keep their backs safe and to reduce the risk, likelihood or severity of staff hurting their backs undertaking manual handling at work.

Who is it for?

Suitable for any person who needs the safe manual handling technique to lower the likelihood or severity of a back-related injury in the workplace. This course is ideal for workplaces (such as the care sector / social care workers) and anyone handling heavy loads, that need to provide training to staff under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 as amended.


After successfully completing the course you will receive a Level 2 (RQF) Safe Moving and Handling Course accreditation. It is suitable for low-risk establishments, such as offices, shops and warehouses and is one day in duration, however if you are a high-risk setting, for example, a care home that uses people moving equipment, your staff will need to take the principles and practice of moving people safely Level 2 (RQF). Note that we also offer online training for some courses.

About the trainer

The trainer is a Former NHS Subject Matter Expert in Moving and Handling and is a registered Health Care Professional, specialising in patient handling.

Our staff are exclusively from NHS clinical backgrounds. This includes  Nurses or Paramedics, therefore ensuring your staff are trained by individuals who are knowledgeable and experienced in their field. 

If you have any questions about what is needed for your business, please get in contact with us.

Manual Handling Regulations

About the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

You must ensure as an employer that the training provider has met a national standard and that training in legal terms is, suitable and sufficient.


We can also provide a UK-CSTF Level 2 Manual Handling Training Course.

The UK Core Skills Training Framework (UK-CSTF) is the preferred mandatory training framework that is used in a range of Health and Social Care settings. 

If you would prefer UK-CSTF level 2 Moving and Handling training we would be happy to provide this training onsite to you.

Course costs

Onsite Training:

  • 2 to 6 Staff £765.60
  • 7 to 12 Staff £1,140
  • Based on 12 staff = £95 per person

Course content

What handling risks this course covers… The following subjects are covered over the two days of the course: A training course online and in person. Face-to-face and the Online module:
  • Common manual handling injuries Manual handling laws Responsibilities of employers and employees Risk assessments 
  • Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Centre of gravity
    • Lever system
  • Manual handling equipment:
    • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
    • Maintenance and requirements for testing
  • Manual handling practical sessions:
    • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
    • Team manual handling
    • Using equipment.

Be Prepared!

Did you know that incorrect or poor manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries? This represents a seriously increased risk of injury. 

The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day-to-day role.

The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF) and Manual Handling Certificates is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is the perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.

Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling. Reduce the manual handling operations regulations 1992.

Blended Learning

This is a blended course, split between classroom and online. This way of learning still meets the legal requirements for the health & Safety First Aid Act.

Blended learning is the most flexible way to learn. Take part of your training online, reducing your time in the classroom. This also means that less time is lost to travel. This allows you to study first aid theory at your own pace. The practical modules are then delivered in the classroom, face-to-face with one of our trainers.

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