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Manual Handling

Purpose

At the successful completion of this course trainees will be able to describe the structure and function of the spine; 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.

Course Overview

Theory and practical lessons covering the following:

  • Responsibilities of employers under the HSW Act are identified and described.
  • Describe the structure and function of the spine.
  • Identify the risk factors for occupational back injury.
  • Factors that increase the risk of back injury are identified.
  • Risk factors associated with workplace design, the work environment and work organisation are identified in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Identify techniques that reduce the risk of back injury and demonstrate back care techniques.
  • Identify work place control measures to reduce the risk of back injury.
4 hours
Attendance
Numbers
MIN 8
MAX 15

Middle Content

Possible NZQA Unit Standard

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

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