Online Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Online Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Meets HSE Manual Handling Regulations


Safe Moving and Handling is essential in every workplace to keep both yourself and others safe and healthy.

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About this course

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in manual handling and is ideal for all workplace requirements. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

Correct manual handling training will reduce the risk of accidents occurring by identifying and preventing them. Manual handling is not difficult to learn but can save a lot of problems for employers and employees. This course covers the moving of objects, but we also have online and classroom courses for the Moving and Positioning of People.

The course covers legislation, common injuries, good practice, accident prevention and different lifting aids. Also covered is a section on manual handling risk assessment and the 5 step recommended process to carry out a risk assessment.

Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.

ProTrainings Europe is proud sponsors of Backcare who aim to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.

Our Pro-trainings online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised and video remediation following the final assessment is customised to you.

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after purchase
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARSCoV2)


Factory workers
Office workers
Care workers
Shop staff
Anyone whose job involves any type of lifting

Course topics

For details of our online course content please visit our Safer Moving and Handling training site

Introductory Manual Handling Training
Manual Handling Regulations
LOLER Regulations
PUWER Regulations
Guidelines for Manual Handling
How and Why we Lift Correctly
Manager's Duties
Lifting Safety
Assessing Risks
Assessing the Individual Move
Your Spine
Anatomy of an Injury
When an Accident Occurs
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Workstation and VDU safety
Moving and Lifting Objects
Intro to Box Lifting
Single Person Lift
Two Person Lifting
Working Together
Moving Unusual Objects
Odd-Shaped Objects
Pushing and Pulling
Lifting Aids
Using Lifting Aids
Motorised Lifting Aids
Conveyor Belts
Pallet Truck
Sack Truck
Learning Outcomes
1 Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
1.1 Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling
1.2 Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
1.3 Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
2 Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
2.1 Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
2.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
3 Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
3.1 Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
2.2 Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
2.3 Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
4 Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
a. applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own
b. when using manual handling aids and equipment
c. when undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team


Watch the video lessons at your own pace and answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course. When you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment. Students must score at least 80% to pass.


The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and comes with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Additional information

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • SCORM Ready! Integrates with your LMS
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles


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