Manual Handling Training

Course Description


Course Overview

This is a basic introduction to Manual Handling course for University staff which includes practical exercises and group participation. The course provides practical knowledge of the principles of safer handling, enabling staff to move objects safely, avoid injury and be able to carry out basic manual handling risk assessments.


Friday, 20 September 2019 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Monday, 25 November 2019 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

What can I expect to cover?

Topics covered:

  • What is manual handling?
  • Legislation and statistics
  • The human spine
  • Injuries caused by manual handling
  • Plan and Prepare Approach – Principles of safer handling
  • Risk assessment – TILE
  • Correct technique and posture
  • Practical activities
What will I get out of this course?

Learning Outcomes: To equip staff with knowledge and understanding.

Who is it for?

Suitable for all staff, but may be particularly useful for Portering & Cleaning, Residential, Catering, Library, Learning Support, Technicians and Maintenance staff.

Participant preparation needed?

Please wear flat shoes and loose fitting clothes which allow for movement.

Additional Information


What prior experience do I need? No prior knowledge is required.
Formal assessment



Matthew Taylor (Safety Services ) or

Delegate places

Maximum 25 delegates

Minimum 4 delegates

How to make
your reservation

Please complete the appropriate Booking Form submitting to Organisational Development.  Booking Conditions apply.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


About the workshop content:
Contact Safety Services Office email: tel: (0116) 252 2426.

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Organisational Development email: / tel: (0116) 252 5680 / 252-5118 / 223-1257

For Office Use Only Course Code: SDCHS001

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Booking Forms

How to Book
To make a request to attend a training and development workshop, please complete a Booking Form.  Please note Booking Conditions apply. 

Additional requirements
If you have any access or additional requirements, please contact Staff Development Contact Us.  

About Us

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Staff contact list

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Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
Room 004, ground floor, Astley Clarke Building,
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH





0116 252 5021