This back care training programme explores information vital to protecting your back in an office environment. It explains how the back works in detail, and offers trainees effective methods for prevention of back injury or pain.
Back pain is extremely common for those working in an office environment. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding where it comes from and what to do about it. This training programme will help employees better understand the real risk and how to properly care for their back.
Nearly 90% of us experience back pain in our lives. Yet, many of us don’t understand the causes, actual risks, and what to do about it. Part of this is due to false information on the internet, which can often mislead us.
However, by gaining a clearer understanding of the back, posture, ergonomics, and our work environment, we can learn to manage our backs in a healthy and safe way.
This back care training course helps participants identify common sources of back pain or injury and practical steps to avoid these issues. It explores correct standing and seating posture, along with certain exercises that can help prevent back problems.
This online course explores the following sections:
- Facts Common Myths of Back Pain it
- How Your Back Works So You Can Understand How to Look After it
- Strategies for Coping with Back Pain
- Back Care Tips When Sitting
- Up and About
- Lying Down
Participants will be able to
- Identify common back care facts and myths
- Explain how the back works and how to take care of it
- Explain strategies for managing back pain
- Apply back care tips when sitting or standing
- Use easy exercises to maintain a healthy back
Choosing Human Focus for this back care in offices course offers the following benefits to participants and organisations:
- Full compliance with health and safety at work regulations
- High-quality video content with clear voice-over
- Concise yet informative content style
- Mini interactive quizzes to support retention
A CPD-approved certificate will be provided by Human Focus upon completion of the training course.
Some of the most common reasons for back pain at work include:
- Lifting of heavy or bulky loads
- Repetitive physical tasks
- Working with display screen equipment
- Some work tasks can cause back pain or make existing pain worse:
- Carrying or moving loads awkwardly
- Manual handling in awkward positions
- Repetitive work, such as packing products
- Excessive crouching, bending or stooping
- Twisting or reaching
- Maintaining one position for a long time
- Driving long distances
Those who spend a lot of time seated at a desk are at higher risk for poor posture, discomfort, or back or neck pain. Some simple and effective ways to help mitigate this increase risk are to:
- Practice good posture – When seated at a desk, workers should keep feet level on the floor, their back even against the chair, and their head in a netural position between the shoulders.
- Use a correct screen height – Place your monitor straight in front of you with the center of screen level with your nose
- Stand often – Shifting one’s position occasionally can help relieve built-up tension from long periods of being in the same position.
Back injuries in the workplace can be prevented by maintaining good awareness of risks to one’s back health. Keeping good posture while working, being mindful while lifting things, and changing up repetitive tasks, among many other things, can ensure back health and safety for everyone.