Health & Safety courses:

STA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling



Qualification Number: 601/5851/7

Title: STA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

Credit Value: 2 Credits


  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Be physically capable of full participation in all aspects of the course

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Length of Course:

10 Notional Guided Learning Hours:


  • 6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
  • 4 Non-Contact Guided Learning Hours

Mandatory Units:

  • Manual Handling Safety at Work

Course Information:

This qualification covers:


  • Understanding the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understanding how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understanding the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Applying safe manual handling principles

Assessment Criteria:

  • Complete various practical lifts to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Complete a15 question worksheet