RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace

Qualification Number 603/0997/0

In 2017/18, according to the HSE, 6.6 million working days were lost due to work related musculoskeletal disorders, making manual handling the most common cause of lost-time injuries in the workplace.

Manual handling plays a pivotal role in occupational safety – after all, we all have to lift things and employers have a duty to ensure appropriate training and measures are in place, to prevent employees from injuring themselves.

The RoSPA level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace is an introductory qualification regulated and recognised by Ofqual, this award offers greater assurance and credibility than non-regulated in-house training.

Qualification Pre-requisites

In order to deliver this qualification the designated trainer must have one of the following:

  • RoSPA Level 3 Manual Handling Trainers or RoSPA Level 3 Award for Safer People Handling Trainers certificate (or equivalent)
  • A NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety / NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety and have extensive experience in delivering Manual Handling training.

Course Content

  • Reasons for safe manual handling
  • Risk assessments
  • Manual handling equipment
  • How to apply safe manual handling principles in the workplace


  • Qualifications are respected and sought after by employees, stakeholders and clients and afford organisations with added credibility
  • Make your training mean more by delivering an Ofqual recognised qualifications
  • Access to a RoSPA recognised centre logo to use on course material and marketing
  • Make financial saving by being able to offer more employees qualifications in-house without the expense of external providers
  • Ensure staff have the highest level of training externally verified by a recognised awarding organisation and a key player in the safety industry
  • Successful learners will receive official RoSPA Qualifications certificates.

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