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On-Site practical hands on delivery Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

On-Site practical hands on delivery Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Delivered at your work place for up to 12 learners


Please allow 4 hours delivery time. Max 12 learners.

This Level 2 practical version  teaches your team all about the reasons why safe moving and handling is necessary.

You must list name(s) & email(s) of all learners attending. To request a business invoice contact

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.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations, updated in 2002, no longer specify weight limits for lifting and carrying loads. Instead, they mandate that employees must possess adequate knowledge or training to assess whether safe handling is feasible. These regulations apply universally, spanning from office settings to care facilities and factories. Each sector carries unique risks, addressed comprehensively in this accredited qualification.

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.

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

Course topics

Key learning outcomes encompass understanding the rationale behind safe handling, conducting risk assessments, grasping the principles of manual handling safety, and applying manual handling skills securely. This qualification ensures that employees comprehend their duties and grasp the fundamentals of safe load handling. Please note that the minimum age requirement for the classroom course is 16.

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand the reasons for safer manual handling, in relation to:
1.1 the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
1.2 employers and employee’s responsibilities relating to manual handling at work
1.3 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, in relation to:
2.1 defining the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
2.2 the steps related to undertaking a manual handling risk assessment
2.3 appropriate risk controls for common manual handling hazards
3 Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety, in relation to:
3.1 safe movement principles associated with manual handling
3.2 appropriate equipment to be used for manual handling tasks
3.3 the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment


Ongoing assessment followed by a short quiz.


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

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: QNUK Level 2 Award In Principles of Manual Handling at Work (RQF)
QAN: 603/0708/0
Level: 2
Credit Value: 1
TQT: 4
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
Funding Information


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