Transferring people safely: A handbook for workplaces

How to minimise the risk of health, aged care, rehabilitation and disability services workers being injured when moving people.
Last updated

Jul 2009

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File type and size

PDF, 1001.01 kB

Document length

37 pages

What it contains

Injuries when moving people are a major occupational health and safety (OHS) issue for workers in health, aged care, rehabilitation and disability services. This guide explains the OHS duties of employers and employees, and what manual handling is.

It has practical tools and templates to assess and manage the injury risk of patient transfer, including:

  • a patient risk assessment worksheet
  • a patient transfer guide
  • patient and resident records information
  • task descriptions and class risk assessments