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Safe work instructions (SWIs)


Disclaimer

This information is a guide only for use by non government organisations and service providers as a training tool (supplementary to training) and is not intended as medical or professional advice. Users must seek appropriate medical or professional service. The State Government of South Australia accepts no responsibility for the suitability or completeness of the information and expressly disclaims all liability for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any of the information.


Safe work instructions (SWIs) help you to perform a variety of care activities safely and competently.

Clinical experts in Disability Services developed these SWIs to help people with disability, carers and families, and government and non-government staff avoid injury in the home and workplace. Please make sure you read the disclaimer above, which is also posted on each page, before using any of the safe work instructions.

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Rolling and repositioning a person - SWI 001 2013

Use of a slide sheet: moving a person side-to-side - SWI 002 2013

Use of a slide sheet: moving a person up a bed - SWI 003 2013

Bed to shower trolley transfer - SWI 004 2013

Use of a ceiling hoist to lift a person from bed to chair - SWI 005 2013

Use of a portable hoist to lift a person from bed to wheelchair or chair - SWI 006 2013

Assisting a person to shower using a mobile shower chair - SWI 007 2013

Lie to sit transfer - SWI 008 2013

Use of a wheelchair - SWI 009 2013

Repositioning a person in a wheelchair - SWI 010 2013

Use of a stand lifter - SWI 012 2013

Performing a stand transfer with a person - SWI 013 2013

Assisting a person to walk - SWI 014 2013

Assisting a person from the floor with aid of chairs - SWI 015 2013

Use of a portable hoist to lift a person from the floor - SWI 016 2013

Assisting a person into a vehicle - SWI 017 2013


More information

Phone the Disability Information Service on 1300 786 117
Email  disabilityinfo@dcsi.sa.gov.au


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