All Wales Manual Handling Passport Scheme

The All Wales Manual Handling Passport Scheme was originally developed by Health Professionals within the NHS Trusts in Wales to ensure high standards and consistency in Manual Handling.

We offer the HABC Level 2 Award in moving people safely and is mapped against the All Wales Passport Scheme and in partnership with the All Wales Trust Manual Handling Advisors’ Group and the Health and Safety Executive.  The course is designed to reduce manual handling related staff injuries and meet the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.

Benefits of the Course

By attending this course delegates will be provided with the most up to date information relating to moving and handling of people.  All staff within the health and social care sector involved in moving and handling people should have this qualification.


In line with WLGA this course is delivered over two consecutive days and meets all the requirements of the All Wales Moving and Handling Passport Scheme.


For your convenience we will deliver the course at your premises within the Mid and North Wales area.

Course content

Module A

Avoiding musculoskeletal injuries

Safe handling policies

Ergonomics and risk assessment

Principles of safer handling

Team handling


Module B

Inanimate load handling

Practical application of ergonomics

Module C



Walking transfers

Module D

Bed mobility

Module E

Lateral transfers

Module F

Hoisting, fitting slings, practical scenarios using hoists, stand aids and turntables.

Assessment Method

Multiple choice examination

Practical assessment by tutor

Qualification expiry

3 Years