Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

This course is suitable for anyone who has to carry out manual handling activities at work.

This course teaches learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities with the aim of reducing the number of work-related injuries associated with manual handling. The courses are available to individual candidates or can be customised to meet an organisation’s specific needs.

Course content

  • Hazards of manual handling, risks involved and controls that are available to help prevent injury
  • The scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found
  • The process for assessing manual handling risks
  • The value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling practice
  • Learn appropriate manual handling techniques        


The course is of approximately eight hours duration including refreshment breaks. It can be presented to suit individual company requirements, i.e. weekends, mornings, evenings etc. 

The programme is divided into two parts:

Part 1 will allow learners to understand the risks associated with manual handling and to make recommendations to manage those risks. It concludes with a short multiple choice test comprising of 30 questions. The pass mark being 20. The test can be conducted orally for anyone who has reading difficulties, provided we are notified in advance of the course date.
Part 2 will allow learners to apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks, and is assessed by candidates successful participation in all of the seven practical activities.


All successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling.


£82 per delegate (maybe subject to change) or:
The course may be delivered in-house (customer provides venue and refreshments):
Tuition Fee per course £265 plus £21 per delegate (courses are charged for a minimum of six people, maximum attendance being 8 people).
Where training is provided outside the Doncaster Borough boundary please contact us for a quote.

We now have the facility to take payment by debit card over the phone. Please contact us for more information on 01302 737572/737560 or email healtheducation@doncaster.gov.uk


Last updated: 26 May 2020 16:45:01