This ‘hands on’ session will examine lifting techniques, hoist operation, toileting /changing issues and manual handling problem solving. All techniques are based on the methods which involve behavioural change to re-educate our bodies to use the big muscles, our feet and body weight effectively, thereby reducing strain on our backs.
The workshop is especially for Teacher Assistants and Classroom Teachers who are teaching multiple/physically impaired students. The DECYP’s Manual Handling Guidelines requires relevant staff to refresh their skills regularly.
The session will give general advice only regarding examples that participants may have. Any specific advice on students manual handling plans will need to be directed towards students Allied Health team that prescribed the plan.
To be proficient in manual handling tasks required to support students with disability whilst ensuring the health and safety of all parties and maintaining dignity for students.
- Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- Developing self and others
This program will be held face-to-face and participants are only required to attend one session.
South – Location TBC – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
- Tuesday 6th February 2024
- Wednesday 7th February 2024
- Friday 7th June 2024
- Friday 25th October 2024
As these are practical workshops, please wear comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes.
BYO Morning/Afternoon Tea