Back Care In Industry – What Everyone Needs To Know

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Back Care in Industry Online Training

This online training explains the nature of back care for industrial workers and its relation to the way the back works. It provides participants with a variety of back pain coping strategies and practical back care tips.

A great amount of back care and back pain information exists in the form of back care posters, leaflets, newspapers, and magazine articles. Unfortunately, much of this information is incorrect.

With adequate training, many of those who suffer from back pain can manage it without treatment. All they need to do is stay active and follow good back care practices at work.

Human Focus Manual Handling Courses

Human Focus offers the following e-learning courses under the manual handling toolkit:

Why Back Care for Industrial Workers is Vital

Back pain is common for many workers in industry, including construction and transport workers. More than 60% of industrial workers regularly experience lower back pain, mainly because much industrial work involves placing strain on the lower back by lifting, bending, pushing, and other physically stressful activities.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 impose a duty on employers to prevent and reduce the risk of back injuries to workers, especially those workers involved with moving and lifting heavy loads.

Objectives & Learning Outcomes of this Back Care in Industry Training Course

This online training course aims to:

  • Create awareness about how the back works
  • Provide medically sound information about common sources of back pain for industrial workers
  • Offer a range of strategies for managing back injury risks during the performance of work duties

In particular, trainees will be able to:

  • Separate fact from myth about prevention of back injury and back pain
  • Explain how the back responds to various situations
  • Apply strategies for dealing with back pain
  • Apply practical back care tips for seated or standing work
  • Use recommended sleeping posture to minimise the risk of back pain
  • Explain the importance of exercise to maintaining a healthy, pain-free back

Prerequisites

This RoSPA manual handling training course requires:

  • No prior subject knowledge
  • No prior course certification

Course Content

Back Care in Industry – What Everyone Needs to Know

This online course explores the following sections:

  • Facts of Back Pain
  • How Your Back Works
  • Coping with Back Pain
  • Sitting
  • Up & About
  • Lying Down
  • Exercise

Who this Back Care in Industry Training Course is for

This online health and safety training is intended for anyone who works in industry or oversees those that do.

Why Choose Human Focus for Back Care Online Course?

Human Focus online course about back care advice is:

  • RoSPA-assured training content and certification
  • Full compliance with health and safety at work regulations
  • High-quality video content with clear voice-over
  • Short and informative content
  • Mini quizzes to support retention

Course Format

  • 100% online
  • Approximately 30+ minutes in length
  • End of course knowledge test

Certification

RoSPA-assured certificate issued by Human Focus upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What industries have the highest number of back injuries?

Employees in the construction and transport industries are statistically at greater risk of developing back disorders. The transport and construction industry recorded an average of 800 cases per 100,000 employees in the years 2011-2015.

How many workdays are lost yearly due to back pain?

Back pain is a major reason for work absences, accounting for almost 12 million lost working days each year.

What are the keys to maintaining a healthy back?

Good posture, plenty of exercise, and smart management of back pain can lead to having a much healthier back in general.

How can sleeping in certain positions cause back pain?

The spine can be bent into uncomfortable positions by pillows that are too high or low. A lack of mattress support, either due to hardness or a failure to provide support to the hips. Old or sagging mattresses can contribute to this issue. If the hips are not in good position during sleep, back pain can be increased overnight.

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