SPS Training Services Safe Moving and Handling Training. SPS Training is a training company who deliver a wide range of training courses to businesses and individuals in Hull, Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Immingham, Beverley, Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Sheffield, Stockport, Manchester, Goole, Driffield

Safe Moving and Handling Training




Safe Moving and Handling Training Level 2



Unsafe handling injuries are a primary cause of absences from work in the UK. These injuries occur due to strains and sprains from lifting and moving objects incorrectly. In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent regulations, it is the responsibility of all employers to provide employees with sufficient information and training on safe manual handling and moving in the workplace. Employees can gain a manual handling qualifications for their workers through SPS Training to ensure compliance with the regulations and to minimise the costs resulting from work-related lifting injuries.

Training an employee to achieve a manual handling training qualification employers have an effective way of ensuring that they have taken the necessary due diligence to ensure their staff are adequately trained.

The Manual Handling training qualifications currently offered by SPS Training are:

  • HABC Level 1 International Award in Safe Moving and Handling
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (QCF)

Manual Handling

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads. 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 regulations apply to almost all work environments from offices to care homes and factories. There are different risks associated with different sectors and this regulated qualification offers learning outcomes which are suitable for all. The qualification includes:

  • The reasons for safe moving and handling
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • The principles of safe manual handling
  • The safe application of manual handling skills

The qualification provides an effective means of ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and understand the principles of the safe moving and lifting of loads.

Moving People Safely

This regulated qualification is intended as a further development qualification for those working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is an essential part of their role.

Individuals gaining this qualification will learn that any moving and handling must be carried out correctly and recognise the importance of this in ensuring a safer working environment for all. Learners will develop their knowledge and skill in relation to moving and handling, including:

  • The reasons for safe moving and handling
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • The principles of safe manual handling
  • The safe application of manual handling skills

Learners will also develop the specialist knowledge and skills related to moving people safely, including:

  • The personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to the movement of people
  • The importance of risk assessment and handling plans to reduce the risk of injury
  • The principles of use of different types of equipment
  • The safe application of moving people skills



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