Aged Care

Common Risks and hazards in Aged Care:

  • lifting, supporting, and moving patients
  • moving and handling equipment such as beds, mattresses, trolleys, and wheelchairs
  • occupational violence
  • work-related stress
  • bullying and harassment

Lifting and moving

In aged care work, injuries can often come from tasks like manually lifting patients from bed to chair, handling heavy objects or moving furniture. These may involve hazardous manual handling, which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders like sprains and strains to the back and shoulders. See ‘hazardous manual handling’ for detailed information.

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