Manual Handling and Back Injury Prevention

Manual Handling and Back Injury Prevention
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  • 1 Day
  • 15 attendees


This course teaches basic knowledge and skills for the manual handling of goods, equipment, and materials in the workplace. As well as the skills and techniques to ensure correct posture and back safety is maintained throughout.

In this practical and theory-based course students gain:

  • knowledge of types of manual handling risks in the workplace
  • Understanding of injury risk reduction measures for manual handling in the workplace
  • Practical experience in safe manual handling practices with mechanical aids in the workplace
  • Knowledge of the structure and function of the spine
  • The ability to identify the risk factors for occupational back injuries
  • Knowledge of back care techniques
  • The ability to Identify and use work place control measures to reduce the risk of back injury


There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

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To run this course at your workplace please use the contact us form or contact our sales support team on 0800 267 476.

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NZQA Unit Standard Included

17459: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace

17592: Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace.