March 19 2021

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

PRESENTER: Narelle Jackson – Training Consultant with Preventing Harm Initiative
LOCATION: ACIA Training Room – Corner of North Street and Avenue Road

Support client independence and prevent harm


This practical and interactive workshop is designed to successfully reduce manual handling risks, resulting in a workforce capable of building a client’s skill to maintain their independence, without incurring injury to self or others.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify the types of workplace injuries sustained by care staff to raise risk awareness
  2. Discover the personal cost of injuries to motivate staff to be risk aware
  3. Learn about the importance of reporting workplace hazards, risks and injuries to prevent harm
  4. Build and practice the skills to gain competence in the common manual handling tasks performed by care staff used to protect staff and clients from injury
  5. Develop strategies to encourage independence to reduce client’s risk of falls and improve their quality of life

Workshop covers

  • Assess, plan and adapt to different environments and client’s level of independence


  • Support clients to sit and stand
  • Assist with showering and toileting
  • Transport clients in car
  • Use and transport wheelchairs and mobility aids
  • Transport portable oxygen cylinder
  • Provide domestic support including cleaning, laundry, bed making and shopping

To register online, please click the Eventbrite link below (charges apply) or download the PDF document, and email to