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.