Discomfort, Pain and Injury Prevention/Management Training

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How to book

  1. Download the SafeTrades Course Calendar to view the available dates

  2. Complete the SafeTrades Booking Form for the training required. The form has fields enabling you to book up to five people. If you want to book for more than five people, please enter the additional details in the Comments field.

  3. Those individuals who have not previously enrolled on a SafeTrades Short Course during the last year are also required to complete the NorthTec Online Enrolment Form. Each student only needs to do this ONCE per year.

Classes are still running! All learning is now taking place online due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Further information can be found on our COVID-19 information page.

Who will benefit?

This course is ideal for employees, supervisors and managers who are involved in repetitive, forceful work or sustained postures (e.g. computer work) where there is a risk of DPI.

Learning outcomes

Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

  • Defining DPI, the different types of DPI, risk factors and key symptoms of DPI, and how DPI develops

  • How DPI can be prevented through design ergonomics, environmental ergonomics and good work organisation

  • Key workplace exercises to help reduce the development of DPI

  • Address early reporting of symptoms, staff monitoring, and the development of a rehabilitation plan.

Unit standards in this course

Unit standards Level Credits
17591 - Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and management of discomfort, pain and injury (DPI) in the workplace 3 8

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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1 Day (8.00am - 4.00pm)

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Whangarei: Contact us for available dates

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