Safe Lifting, Back Injury Prevention

Back Injury Prevention Course Outline

LEVEL: Level 2 & 3
CREDIT VALUE: 7 Credits
DURATION: 1 day
START DATE: Multiple intakes per year

What Would Your Study

This course has been designed for people who require knowledge & skills for back injury prevention and manual handling in the workplace.

Graduates will be able to identify the risk factors for occupational back injury; identify back care techniques; and identify work place control measures to reduce the risk of back injury.

These units will enable people to demonstrate knowledge of types of manual handling risks, describe injury risk reduction measures for manual handling, use safe manual handling practices with mechanical aids, and use safe manual handling practices without mechanical aids in the workplace.

Core Elements

  • Unit 17459: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe handling practices in the workplace.
  • Unit 17592: Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace.

These units will enable people to demonstrate knowledge of types of manual handling risks, describe injury risk reduction measures for manual handling, use safe manual handling practices with mechanical aids, and use safe manual handling practices without mechanical aids in the workplace.