Safe Moving and Handling

The Safe Moving and Handling qualification aims to provide an understanding of the basic principles of manual handling. This will enable learners to practice and apply safe moving and handling of objects within the workplace.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: Ofqual – 601/5851/7
Title: STA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling
Credit Value: 2 Credits

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Be physically capable of full participation in all aspects of the course
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Length of Course

10 Notional Guided Learning Hours:

  • 6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
  • 4 Non-Contact Guided Learning Hours
Mandatory Units
  • Manual Handling Safety at Work
Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Understanding the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understanding how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understanding the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Applying safe manual handling principles
Assessment Criteria
  • Complete various practical lifts to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Complete an 15 question worksheet

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