Transferring people for toileting and bathing: A health and safety solution

How to safely move people for personal hygiene tasks in health care, disability services and aged care.

Last updated

May 2011

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 379.46 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

Manually lifting and moving patients and clients poses injury risks. This health and safety solution describes how to reduce the risks of injury when moving people to bathe or go to the toilet.

It includes step-by-step guides for moving someone:

  • onto a toilet when they can help themselves or with a hoist
  • into a height-adjustable bath with an electric hoist
  • from bed to shower with a shower trolley, slideboard and slide sheet

It also tells you how many workers may be needed for each task.