Protect your spine as we only get one each in our lifetime!
Do your staff need annual professional development workshop in ‘Manual Handling Best Practice’?
This course is structured for those supporting clients in their own home or in a care environment.
Your number one priority is your own body. All care staff have a professional responsibility towards their clients, however, their professional responsibility does not extend to putting themselves at risk of injury when carrying out their duties. You are obliged by your duty of care to provide care in the safest possible way for yourself and the client.
Our college provides a 3-hour hands-on workshop reinforcing the importance of WHS ‘no lift policy’ and your personal responsibility in protecting your own back. We cover important topics such as:
Principles of safe and effective manual handling techniques.
Identifying potential manual handling hazards.
Reducing the risk of sustaining an injury.
WHS Act 2011.
Breaches of ‘duty of care’ offences and categories.
What is a ‘no lift policy’.
Each participant during the workshop is required to listen, follow instructions, and to physically participate in transfers under the guidance of our experienced trainer.
The practical component will include transfers using -
mechanical lifter with a full sling, e.g. wheelchair to bed