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.


CANCELLED - Monday, 10 February 2020 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Thursday, 16 July 2020 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Friday, 18 September 2020 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Monday, 16 November 2020 (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 email the Safety Services office on with the date you wish to attend and include your full name, department and IT account details.

Please ensure this training has been approved by your Line Manager/Supervisor and you have permission to attend on the date specified.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


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

For Office Use Only Course Code: SDCHS001

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About Us

Location, where are we?

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





(0)116 252 5021