Back Injury Prevention Training Course


This back injury prevention course is to provide traing that enables an understanding of the the causes of back injury in the workplace and strategies to help prevent them. This course is about reducing risk in your organisation through increasing worjer awareness and knowledge.

Who Should Attend

Any employee who is involved in planning and/or undertaking manual handling,  including bending, lifting and carrying heavy object. You may also be interested in the Manual Handling Training course. 

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the structure and function of the spine
  • Identify the risk factors for occupational back injury
  • Identify back care techniques
  • Identify work place control measures to reduce the risk of back injury


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standard Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17592 Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace. 4


Half a day

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 trainees and a Maximum of 15 trainees per programme.


Course Fees

$209.72 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.