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Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely

This qualification is intended as a further development qualification for those working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is a prerequisite part of their role.                                                                                                       It is underpinned by the safe principles of moving and handling but recognises the special skills required when assisting and moving people. The qualification is suitable for new starters in organisations where the movement and assistance of people is a key role as well as being suitable for refresher training.                                                                 Learners gaining this qualification will understand that any moving and handling must be carried out correctly and recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment for all.


To be able to move people safely

Course Content:

  • Reasons for Safe manual handling
  • How manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles , types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Application of safe manual handling principles
  • Personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to the movement of a person by others
  • How a personal handling plan and risk assessment reduce the risk of injury to everyone involved in moving a person
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with moving people safely
  • Application of safe principles when moving a person



Duration:      12 hours

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