Assisting people in wheelchairs: A health and safety solution

Safe solutions for handling wheelchairs and helping people in and out of them.

Last updated

Oct 2010

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 497.72 kB

Document Length

3 pages

What it contains

Assisting people in wheelchairs has been associated with musculoskeletal injuries for workers in disability services. Workers may be at risk of injuries to the back, neck, shoulders and wrists when pushing, pulling, bending and using high force.

This health and safety solution lists sources of risk when handling wheelchairs and helping people in and out of them. It looks at the equipment, tasks and the environment and provides solutions to these common problems.