HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training in order to make assessments to judge whether safe moving is possible. The qualification provides an effective means of ensuring that employees, or those seeking employment, are aware of their responsibilities and understand the principles of the safe moving and lifting of loads.

The areas covered within this qualification include: The Reasons for Safe Moving and Handling; The Importance of Risk Assessment; The Principles of Safe Manual Handling and The Safe Application of Manual Handling Skills.

Assessment Method Multiple-choice examination and practical examination
There are no prerequisites for this qualification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to the age ranges Pre-16, 16-18 and 19+.
The HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) is intended as an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

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