Repositioning people in bed: A health and safety solution

How to prevent workers from being injured when repositioning people in bed.
Last updated

May 2011

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PDF, 376.57 kB

Document length

2 pages

What it contains

This health and safety solution outlines how to prevent workers being injured when repositioning people in bed. It explains:

  • how workers can be injured when lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending to reposition people in bed
  • how to prevent injuries by asking the person in bed to help with movement, changing the heights of beds and replacing worn out slide sheets
  • using two slide sheets to move the person
  • rolling a person using their body mechanics
  • transferring a person’s legs into the bed using ceiling mounted or mobile electric sling hoist