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Carers

The following information is mainly aimed at PCBUs and workers in home-based care. However, PCBUs and workers within nursing homes, hospitals or other care organisations may also find this information useful.

The information covers the responsibilities of PCBUs, worker and clients; and practical solutions for the tasks and associated hazards.

People receiving home care services are diverse and have specific needs. The processes for managing work health and safety provide the foundation for safe practices, but they must also be able to adapt to the individual circumstances of the client. These processes and practices must also respect the dignity, privacy and independence of clients.

Domestic tasks in home care

Lifting and moving people in home care

Wheelchair assistance in home care

Updated: 20th February 2020