The Safe Lifting, Back Injury Prevention 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.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic also provides more specialised training to suit individual industry and workplace needs.

  • Level:
    2 & 3
  • Credit Value:
  • Location:
  • Total Duration:
    3 days
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes
  • Price on application.

Unit Standards

  • Unit 17459: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe handling practices in the workplace. Level 2, 3 credits
  • Unit 17592: Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace. Level 3, 4 credits

Further Study Paths

CIMS2 online is suitable for those who intend to do the three day CIMS4 block course. CIMS2 is the prerequisite for CIMS4.