This course is structured for those supporting clients in their own home or in a care environment. The manual handling workshop provides a 3-hour hands-on experience, reinforcing the importance of WHS ‘no lift policy’ and your personal responsibility in protecting your own back.
Do your staff need an annual professional development workshop in ‘Manual Handling Best Practice’?
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.
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’.
The practical component will include transfers using:
Mechanical lifter with a full sling, e.g. wheelchair to bed
Each participant during the workshop is required to listen, follow instructions, and to physically participate in transfers under the guidance of our experienced trainer.