Transferring people from beds and chairs: A health and safety solution

How to safely move people between beds and chairs in health care, disability services and aged care.

Last updated

May 2011

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 367.52 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

Manually lifting and moving patients and clients poses injury risks. This health and safety solution describes ways to reduce those risks.

It includes step-by-step guides for moving someone from a bed to a chair, and between chairs. The steps show how to perform the task when the patient or client can help, and when using equipment like electric sling hoists.

The steps also show how many workers may be needed for each task.