Handling wheelchairs in and out of vehicles: A health and safety solution

How to manage the health and safety risks for workers moving wheelchairs in and out of cars, taxis, buses and vans.

Last updated

Jan 2010

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 1005.11 kB

Document Length

5 pages

What it contains

Disability services workers are at risk of back and shoulder injuries when moving wheelchairs in and out of vehicles. This task is particularly hazardous when they are lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling, bending and using high force in awkward postures.

This health and safety solution looks at common sources of risk, and how to reduce or eliminate them.