Course Details

Introduction to Manual Handling

Who should attend?

All staff

Course Details

Manual handling and lifting operations are common throughout the University and the majority of University staff will routinely engage in some form of lifting or manual handling in the course of their work. The Safety Office is offering an introductory courses on manual handling and safe lifting techniques, which would be suitable for members of staff who undertake manual handling as part of their work.

The following topics are covered during the course:

  • Legal requirements
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Typical injuries and causes
  • Principles of safe lifting
  • Risk factors
  • Risk assessment
  • Practical lifting techniques
  • Lifting and mechanical aids
  • Team lifting exercises


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

This course is usually held termly. Please check this website in week 0 to find the next available date(s).

For further information contact Safety Office.