Manual Handling 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.

Alert Level 2 at NorthTec - Online learning will continue as much as possible. Where a return to campus is necessary, tutors will contact students directly.

Who will benefit?

This course is ideal for employees who are involved in planning and or undertaking manual handling tasks including staff from the shop floor to supervisors and managers.

Learning outcomes

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

  • How the spine works

  • The risk factors for injuring your back

  • Techniques for preventing back injury

  • Workplace control measures to reduce the risk of back injury.

Unit standards in this course

Unit standards Level Credits
17592 - Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention of back injury and methods to prevent back injury in the workplace 3 4

People credited with this unit standard are 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.

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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Half Day (8.00am - 1.00pm)

Start Dates

Whangarei: Contact us for available dates

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