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HABC Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (RQF)

Key Qualification Facts

As a Training Organisation, The Training and Recruitment House is accredited by TQUK/HABC/FAA/IOSH.  This course leads to certification in the Highfield Qualifications Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely.

Qualification Number: 501/2290/3
Learning Aim Reference: 50122903
Credit Value: 4
Assessment Method: 2 Multiple-choice examinations & 2 practical assessments.

Unit 1: Manual handling safety at work
Unit 1: Part 1 is assessed by a 15-question multiple choice test which will be externally marked by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners must achieve at least 10 out of 15 to pass this element of the qualification.
Unit 1: Part 2 is assessed by a competency-based assessment that is carried out by the nominated tutor. This is set by Highfield Qualifications, internally marked and externally moderated by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners will need to pass each of the elements to pass the practical assessment. 
Unit 2: Moving People Safely
Unit 2: Part 1 is assessed by a 15-question multiple choice test which will be externally marked by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners must achieve at least 10 out of 15 to pass this element of the qualification.
Unit 2: Part 2 is assessed by a competency-based assessment that is carried out by the nominated tutor. This is set by Highfield Qualifications, internally marked and externally moderated by Highfield Qualifications. 
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 20
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 40

Entry Requirements

In order to complete this qualification, learners are required to:
• Be a minimum of 16 years of age.

There are no prerequisites for this qualification, although it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy/English or equivalent.  Due to the physical assessments required in this qualification, Learners should ensure that they are physically fit and able to participate in the assessment activities.

Delivery Options

This Qualification is available as a Classroom version.  

How do I book onto the Course?

You can book your place Online or contact us on 02838 39 45 80

You can also email us at info@thetrainingandrecruitmenthouse.co.uk

Course Cost

This course costs £120 inclusive of VAT, assessments, books and materials.  Discounts are available for multiple and group bookings.

Learning Outcomes

Unit 1: Manual handling safety at work
Unit number: D/602/4593
Credit: 2
GLH: 10
Level: 2

1. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling.
1.1. Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing.
1.2. Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work.
1.3. Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work.
2. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety.
2.1 Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work.
2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment.
2.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
3. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.
3.1 Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling.
3.2 Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks.
3.3 Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment.
4. Be able to apply safe manual handling principles.
4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when:
a) applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own;
b) using manual handling aids and equipment;
c) undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

The following activities will be assessed by the nominated tutor/assessor:
- lifting an object from the floor onto a platform/table at waist height (lift from floor)
- moving an object from a platform/table at waist height to a platform/table at waist height 1.5m apart (short distance move)
- moving an object from a platform/table at waist height to the floor (lower to floor)
- carrying a load over a distance of 5m negotiating a 90° turn (carry a load with turn)
- moving a load on equipment designed to be pushed over a distance of 5m, negotiating a 90° turn (push a load with turn)
- lifting an object from the floor which requires more than one person to lift it (team lift)
- carrying an object which requires more than one person to lift it, over a distance of 5m and negotiating a 90° turn (team carry)
- lowering an object which requires more than one person to lift it from a ‘carry’ position to the floor (team lowering).

Unit 2: Moving people safely
Unit number: M/602/4596
Credit: 2
GLH: 10
Level: 2

1. Understand the personal safety health and dignity issues relating to the movement of a person by others
1.1 Outline the potential impact to a person who is moved incorrectly.
1.2 Outline the ways in which the dignity, health and safety of the person being moved can be preserved.
2. Understand how a personal handling plan and risk assessment reduce the risk of injury to everyone involved in moving a person
2.1 Outline the process of risk assessment in relation to moving a person
2.2 Outline the control measures that might be used to reduce the risks associated with moving people.
2.3 State the content of a personal handling plan.
2.4 List the states of functional mobility a person who needs to be moved might have.
3. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with moving people safely
3.1 Describe safe movement principles associated with moving people.
3.2 Outline the types of handling or lifting equipment designed to be used for moving people.
3.3 Describe the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of people handling or lifting equipment.
4. Be able to apply safe principles when moving a person
4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe movement principles when:
a) applying effort to support or move a person manually on their own;
b) when using movement aides and equipment;
c) when moving a person as part of a team 

NB A minimum of 3 activities from each section will be assessed:

Assessment Criteria 4.1a - Demonstrate efficient and safe movement principles when applying effort to support or move a person manually on their own.
This assessment is about following the safe and correct principles of supporting or moving people without using equipment and on their own. Suitable surfaces to support the person to and from can include a chair, wheelchair or bed.
• assist sitting to standing
• assist standing to sitting
• assist to walk
• assist into bed – (no equipment)
• assist out of bed - (no equipment).
Assessment Criteria 4.1b - Demonstrate efficient and safe movement principles when using movement aides and equipment.
This assessment is about following the safe and correct principles of supporting or moving people using the appropriate equipment. This may be on their own or with another carer depending on the equipment used and the individual being moved. Equipment must be used safely and according to
guidelines and instructions. Suitable equipment may include handling belts, transfer boards, slide sheets, wheelchairs, rota
stands, passive or active hoists.
Passive hoist – for example mobile or overhead
Active hoist – for example stand aid
• assist sitting to standing – with handling belt
• assist standing to sitting – with handling belt
• assist to walk – with handling belt
• use a transfer board to move from chair to chair
• using a slide sheet turn in bed
• using a slide sheet move up bed
• using a slide sheet move down bed
• use a transfer board to move bed to chair

• use a transfer board to move chair to bed
• move a wheelchair over level ground
• negotiate an up kerb (wheelchair)
• negotiate a down kerb (wheelchair)
• assist to stand from a sitting position using rotastand
• assist to sit from a standing position using rotastand
• assist to stand from a sitting position with handling belt using rotastand
• assist to sit from a standing position with handling belt using rotastand
• demonstrate safe and effective use of a hoist in accordance with manufacturers detailed instructions
• demonstrate safe and effective use of any associated slings and other ancillary equipment in accordance with manufacturers detailed instructions.
Assessment Criteria 4.1c - Demonstrate efficient and safe movement principles when moving a person as part of a team.
This assessment is about following the safe and correct principles of supporting or moving people as
part of a team and can be completed with or without equipment.

• assist sitting to standing (no equipment)
• assist standing to sitting (no equipment)
• assist to walk (no equipment)
• assist sitting to standing – with handling belt
• assist standing to sitting – with handling belt
• assist to walk – with handling belt
• assist to walk with the use of a walking stick

• assist to walk with the use of a walking frame
• assist into bed – (no equipment)
• assist out of bed – (no equipment)

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