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This course is designed to provide trainees with an overview of the causes of back injury and how to prevent such injuries in the workplace. It can be delivered with or without assessment to unit standard 17592.

Recommended for

Supervisors, Team Leaders, Health & Safety Representatives and anyone in a role that involves repetitive lifting of objects.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the structure and function of the spine
  • Identify the risk factors for occupational back injury
  • Identify back care techniques
  • Identify work place control measures to reduce the risk of back injury

NZQA Unit Standards

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

Course info

Delivery

Available nationwide upon request

Minimum of 8 attendees, maximum of 12

Duration and cost
  • ½ day course (includes assessment) – $2000
  • 2 hour course (excludes assessment) – $980 ($500 as an add-on to another course)

*All costs excluding GST.

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