Supporting people with personal hygiene care: A health and safety solution

Reduce the risks of injury when helping people with hygiene tasks in health care and disability services.

Last updated

Jan 2010

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 481.65 kB

Document Length

3 pages

What it contains

Helping patients and clients with personal hygiene tasks like showering and going to the toilet can carry injury risks for workers. Workers may suffer strains to the back, neck and shoulders when bending, reaching, twisting and exerting high or unexpected forces.

This health and safety solution looks at the common sources of risk, and provides safety measures to reduce or eliminate these risks.