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    SSI HCWSP - Manual Handling Workshop

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    Event description

    ATTENTION: This event is available to all existing registered participants of the Home Care Workforce Support Program (HCWSP). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept enrolments from those not registered in the Program.

    Event's locationΒ  Β  Β  Β  Β Β :
    Training room at SSI Bankstown, onΒ l2/462 Chapel Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200
    Event's Date/time
    Β  Β  Β  Β : Friday, 26 April 2024, at 08.45 - 15.30


    If you are interested to attend this training, pleaseΒ contact your Participant Services Delivery Officer at 1800 849 010Β or email us atΒ homecare@ssi.org.auΒ and state the event's name on the subject email to purchase tickets.

    Event Overview:

    Safe manual handling techniques are essential for healthcare and community workers to prevent injuries and maintain a safe workplace. Delivered by Set2Learn for the Home Care Workforce Support Program, this non-accredited training guides planning and executing manual handling tasks effectively to reduce the risk of injury to self and the client while providing care and support in the community.Β 

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion and can add this to their Care Career Passport.

    In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to learn things such as:

    • An introduction to Manual Handling
    • Policies and guidelines - WHS policy
    • Manual Handling techniques - Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury
    • Moving & handling risk assessment principles
    • Spinal awareness & body posture
    • Recognition & performance of good handling practice
    • Correct use of equipment
    • Lifting safely
    • Manual Handling injuries
    • Safe transfer of clients - use of walk belts and chair to bed transfer, full sling hoist transfer, slide sheets.

    In line with encouraging safer handling of people, by the end of the session participants will be able to:

    • Identify best practices for client care ergonomics
    • Identify hazards in client care settings
    • Assess solutions for safe client handling & movements
    • Formulate strategies for reducing risk to caregivers


    Each learner is observed in the following practical skills:

    • use of walk belts and chair-to-bed transfer,
    • full sling hoist transfer
    • slide sheets

    IMPORTANT note:Β Participants attending are required to wear enclosed shoes, eg joggers, not ballet flats or thongs.


    Who is this training for?

    SSI HCWSP RegisteredΒ Personal Care Workers/ Support Workers/ Jobseekers looking to enter the Aged Care Sector or refresh their skillset


    How to Enrol/Register?
    To enrol/register for this training, please contact our Participant Support Delivery Team at homecare@ssi.org.au or call 1800 849 010.


    NOTE: This event is available to all existing registered participants of the Home Care Workforce Support Program (HCWSP). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept enrolments from those not registered in the Program



    The workshop is being made available through the Home Care Workforce Support Program funded by the Federal Government and delivered by SSI in NSW and the ACT.


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