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Health and Safety Directorate

Manual Handling and Lifting - HS004

A two hour course intended for all staff interested in learning how to lift and shift heavy objects, on a regular basis or from time to time, without sustaining injury.

Duration: 2 hours

Objectives: At the end of the session participants will:

  • Define “manual handling”
  • Understand the lumbar spine anatomy
  • Appreciate the benefits and damage of good and bad lifting technique
  • Understand and demonstrate good manual handling
  • Apply good handling techniques in their own workplace

Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Suitability: For all staff, including those responsible for the health and safety of others

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years. 

Bookings: Please book on via the CPD Platform, if you have any issues gaining access please contact the IT Helpdesk.

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL. There is normally a fee chargeable to other organisations see QMUL e-Shop for details. Please complete the External Organisation Non-Accredited H&S Training Request Form.

Further Information: If you require any further details, please contact the HSD Helpdesk.

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