Due to the cessation of face-to-face teaching on QMUL campuses, some changes have been made to the current provision. Check the Venue column for information. Sessions will either proceed online at their scheduled times or will be POSTPONED with further notice. Please check your email as you will likely have received notice, or contact your tutor for more information | Introduction of new booking system

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: Thursday 14 May 2020

Venue: Scape 3.01, Scape, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Mr J Joseph
Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. 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 hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk 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).

External organisations: For the H&S training courses open to external organisations there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk