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Mon 29 Apr 2024
10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Department of Physics

Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety


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Physics Health & Safety: Manual Handling in Your Workplace

Mon 29 Apr 2024


Theory and practice session on safe manual handling within you work area. This session will relate directly to the manual handling tasks that you undertake daily.

Target audience
  • Anyone at University of Cambridge Department of Physics involved in moving or otherwise handling heavy or bulky objects that could cause injury (e.g. back pain) if handled badly
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

You need to be physically fit enough to do the particular handling required. If you have any pre-existings injuries or conditions, please let the trainer know at the start of the event.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 29 Apr   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Department of Physics map Geoff Elliott
Topics covered
  • Introduction (background)
  • Why bother with this training?
  • The scale of the problem
  • The body
  • Applying the knowledge to your tasks
  • Good Technique for your tasks
  • Practical (using the techniques)

By the end of the session, participants should be able to: • Explain what “manual handling” means • Describe how manual handling can cause injuries • Recognize good handling technique for their work area and activities • List the principles for controlling manual handling risks • Apply these principles to the practical situations in their workplace


To enable Physics staff and students to identify risks to themselves from manual handling and use correct techniques in their workplace


Presentation and practical exercise


Please wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows easy movement, with flat /stout shoes (no flip flops or high heels).


One session of two hours


This training will be set up as required for different workplaces. Please "Register your interest" - you will be contacted by the trainer to arrange a date.

General Health and Safety

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