Lifting and Moving Awareness and Manual Handling

The SOH are working on two new courses to provide training for manual handling for university staff:

Lifting and Moving Awareness

A 1 hour session for staff who need basic lifting and moving instruction. This is not designed to replace a manual handling risk assessment and all candidates would have been expected to have been given a manual handling risk assessment by their Safety Officer/line manager before attending.

It supplements the mandatory ‘introduction to Health and Safety’ e-learning module which includes basic manual handling awareness. This ‘lifting & moving awareness’ training is designed for people who require additional information on lifting safely. 

This course is for up to 20 staff. An application form available under 'Useful downloads' to the right must be supplied.

dates 2014-15

Tuesday 26 August 10.30am

Mon 1 Sept 10am

Staff should wear appropriate clothing and shoes as some exercise will be required.

Learning outcome

This course has been designed to meet a general demand on basic lifting & moving; providing awareness, informing individuals who may carry out light lifting as part of their main duties.

  • What is manual handling
  • Understanding manual handling risk assessment
  • Review a manual handling task
  • Basic safe lifting and moving techniques
  • Your responsibilities

By the end of the session, attendees will have knowledge of:

  • What manual handling means
  • Why it is so varied
  • Safe lifting and moving techniques

Refresher 4 years

Manual Handling Trainer/Assessor

Sessions will be run on the dates listed below.

The aim of the course is to enable and assist designated staff, chosen by their Safety Officer, to train staff in the understanding and application of good manual handling practice in line with the University Safety Management System.

Places are limited to 6, so please ensure you book early.  

The dates are as follows; 

Next dates to be arranged

To book, please use our application form (under 'Useful downloads') and email it to:

or post to Information and Training Manager, Safety and Occupational Health, 26 University Road, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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