This back care management in industry training course discusses practical methods for handling back care from a managerial perspective. Managers play an important role in protecting employees from back injuries, and can help create and implement policies that encourage a healthier work environment.
If managers are aware of risks to back health and methods for minimising these risks, employees can be enabled to better avoid back problems stemming from industrial work.
Jobs in industrial environments are physically demanding and require workers to handle heavy loads on a daily basis. This kind of work environment involves lifting heavy objects, twisting the body while carrying objects, and bending over at the waist. Such tasks can result in back pain.
According to a study, more than 60 percent of industrial workers regularly experience back pain.
While ergonomic approaches to managing back pain can be helpful, a comprehensive approach to evaluation of risks to back health in the industrial workplace, along with back injury prevention training for employees, can work to better minimise back injuries in an industrial workplace.
The management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 and manual handling operations regulations 1992 imposes a legal duty on business owners to reduce the risk of back injury to workers, so a more robust approach is not only helpful but absolutely necessary.
This online course aims to introduce managers and supervisors to the latest back care information, along with practical steps to better manage risks to back health in an industrial workplace.
This course contains the following sections:
- Back Pain at Work – The Facts
- Principles of Managing Back Pain
- How Your Style Affects Your Message
Participants will be able to:
- Apply guidance from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine to tackle back pain
- Explain common reasons for and facts about work-related back injury
- Apply modern approaches to manage back pain at work
- Explain the role of management in minimising the risk of workplace back injury
- Apply tips to encourage communication between management and employees about back pain and potential injury
Choosing Human Focus for this health and safety course provides the following benefits:
- RoSPA approved
- No extra costs
- Easy-to-use learning management system (LMS)
- Easy to log and track training record
- Short yet concise
Users need to attain at least an 80% on the end of course assessment to earn the certificate. They are given multiple attempts to pass the test.
A RoSPA approved certificate issued by Human Focus to trainees upon completion of the course.
In general, staying active is better for handling certain kind of back injuries. Those who manage to stay somewhat active when experiencing back pain often recover more quickly. It is important to ensure that an employee working with back pain is aware of techniques that can help them avoid further injury.
Back pain usually improves within weeks or months, if proper care is taken. Lower back pain is common and can be felt anywhere from the neck down to the hips. It is recommended to take lower back pain management courses to get the right knowledge about the careful handling of back pain as far as practically possible.
The guidelines suggest that signing people off is often not necessary. When it is, it should be for short periods and there is no need to wait for the patient to be pain-free before getting them back to work. The advice for the large majority is to stay as active as possible.