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Course Detail

HS004 - Manual Lifting and Handling

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

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.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • 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

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Monday 10 February 2020

Venue: Queens W206 (ME), Queen's Building, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Mr J Joseph
Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

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