Moving People (Patient Handling)

Moving People Safely (Level 2 Award)


Our one day Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely 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. 

This qualification 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.

The course is delivered by extremely experienced trainers to provide you with a unique learning experience.


This course consist of two mandatory units:

UNIT 1 – Manual Handling Safety at Work D/602/4593

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling 
  • Understand 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 
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

UNIT 2 – Moving People Safely M/602/4596

  • Understand the personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to a movement of a person by others 
  • Understand 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 
  • Be able to apply safe principles when moving a person

Learners will be provided with pre-course reading material on theory based learning, with additional theory and practical training on the training day itself.


This one day course is delivered at your premises for group bookings. 

Part one tests learners’ knowledge on the subject and is assessed by a 30-minute 15-question multiple-choice examination. Successful learners must achieve at least 10 out of 15 on each test to pass this element of the qualification.

Part two is a competency-based assessment carried out by the nominated tutor. Learners must practically demonstrate the applications.


    Our Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course includes:

  • One day of training from an experienced Instructor 
  • All training aids, equipment and hand-outs 
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely certification