Preventing & Managing DPI


This course builds understanding of the causes and symptoms of DPI, describes methods to prevent development, and how to manage the risks to staff experiencing symptoms.

Since June 2006, the DPI (Discomfort, Pain, and Injury) programme has been ACC’s approach to addressing musculoskeletal issues in the workplace. It provides tools, information, and training for those responsible for workplace health and safety, and also for professionals who work in health, injury prevention, and injury management.

This course is usually offered as a 1-day course along with Preventing Back Injuries and is ideal for all employees, supervisors, and managers who are involved in repetitive, forceful work or sustained postures where there is a risk of DPI.


After completing this course, you’ll have knowledge and practical skills in:
• Defining DPI, the different types of DPI, risk factors and key symptoms of DPI, and how DPI develops
• How DPI can be prevented through design ergonomics, environmental ergonomics, and good work organisation
• Key workplace exercises to help reduce the development of DPI
• Addressing early reporting of symptoms, staff monitoring, and the development of a rehabilitation plan


$2700 + GST up to 12 students and $149 for each additional student (max of 16)