E-Learning: Self-Paced (approx 30-minutes) – this must be completed prior to 6 May

Online Live Training: Monday 6 May

9.30am to 11.00am SA, NT | 10.00am to 11.30am VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD | 8.00am to 9.30am  WA

AUDIENCE: Nurses and Care and Support Staff in Aged and Disability services

Peter Broadbent, Backsafe Senior Trainer


Self-paced e-Learning with live online training via Zoom

This course will help carers prioritise their own safety at work so they can provide the best care to their clients and keep safe from musculoskeletal injuries.

Part 1: eLearning (self-paced online module) – duration 30 minutes

  • Manual Handling Facts, Stats and Definitions
  • Manual Handling and Patient Moving – Risk Management

Part 2: Live training session via Zoom – duration 90 minutes

Your body at work

  • How the body works and how the creation of a MSD is a cumulative trauma injury
  • How leverage forces can negatively impact the body when lifting incorrectly and how correct lifting can allow the body to work safely without damage
  • Understanding the Hierarchy of Controls as it relates to client moving
  • Demonstration of pre-work and after breaks warm-ups and stretches

Safe manual handling and client moving – Strategies and techniques

  • Understanding and application of lifting, carrying and generally moving plant, equipment and frequently used items
  • Understanding and application of a range of client/patient transfers including
    • Move from bed to chair
    • Move from chair to bed
    • Chair to toilet
    • Move fallen person off floor
    • In/out of bath or shower
  • ON BED
    • Move up / down bed
    • Sit up
    • Roll over
    • Turn / reposition in bed
    • Sit on side of bed
    • Walking with belt support
    • In/out of car or van

Part 3: eLearning (self-paced post learning & online quiz) – duration: 30 minutes

Once you complete all 3 parts you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of completion and 2.5 hours towards your Continued Professional Development.

Participant Resources

All participants will receive the following Backsafe Training Materials:

  • 1 x Backsafe Patient Moving Workbook
  • 1 x Backsafe General Manual Handling Workbook
  • 1 x Backsafe laminated warm up and stretch tri-fold card

We encourage you to register a week before the live session to make sure you receive your hard copy training materials in time for the live session.

All participants will receive the following Backsafe Training Materials via online e-learning platform:

  • Access to 12 x Backsafe patient moving videos
  • Manual Handling – Facts and Stats – Learner Guide
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment – Learner Guide
  • Discomfort Survey – To assess your own body’s health
  • Manual Handling Observation Checklist – To assess manual handling risk
  • Patient Risk Assessment Checklist – To assess hazardous people handling tasks

Course Outcomes

  • Decreased risk of sustaining injuries when moving clients
  • Decreased risk of sustaining injuries when moving plant, stores and equipment
  • Increased safety for those that you are caring for
  • Increased confidence with providing patient handling care
  • Identification and control of specific transfer techniques in client moving
  • Identification and control of manual handling techniques in the aged care and disability sector

To register online, please click the link below (charges apply) or download the PDF document, and email to enquiry@acia.asn.au.