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OHS~07 - Back Safety and Manual Handling

Duration: ±6 hours | Course Code: OHS~07 | Cost From: R 550.00 (US$ 30) per person

The Course on Back Safety is divided up into three stand-alone Modules. It is not necessary to complete one module before doing the next, but it is recommended they are completed in the order presented.

  • Back Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Back Pain Management

Back problems are the single most prevalent causes of absenteeism from work, costing employers billions of dollars in lost revenue per annum. In addition, unless treated and/or managed, Back Problems can eventually become crippling, but are anyway severely painful.

This is an extremely important course that lays out simple, but essential ideas and solutions, and is of use to all people in the office, factory and at home.


To prevent injuries to the back in the workshop, at site, in the office and at home through incorrect lifting and carrying techniques

To assist with the management of Back pain for those suffering from constantly from this condition.

Target Audience

All persons, particularly adults in a working environment where loads are picked up, carried, put down, and where sitting or standing in one place for long periods of time.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the most common causes of back injuries
  • To use the correct lifting and handling techniques to avoid back injury
  • To learn how to manage back pain for those who suffer the condition in a mild form

Scope & Requirements

Learners need access to the internet, an email address and ability to read, write and converse in English


R 550 per person
$ 30 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request

All material subject to Copyright


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course

These modules are designed to assist with the avoidance and management of Back problems. They are not a medical solution, and all stances, postures and exercises should be treated with care and done gently.

Duration: ±6 hours
Course Code: OHS~07

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