Train-the-Trainer Workshop Well Received

December 10, 2014 | News


Staff at Little Mountain Place taking part in the first Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer pilot workshop.

Staff taking part in the first Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer pilot workshop.

SafeCare BC is pleased to have launched its first Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer workshop this past weekend. The in-depth 8 hour pilot, which was held at Little Mountain Place, received outstanding reviews. In a short evaluation survey, participants rated the workshop as being highly relevant to their work practices. In the open feedback section, attendees described the workshop as very educational and found it provided with them a better understanding of safe resident handling practices.

10de6fea-fa87-49c8-9276-444956e18840The Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer workshop compliments the Safe Resident Handling Facility Self- Evaluation Tool. Both pilots were launched in November as part of a new campaign focused on musculoskeletal injury prevention, which account for the vast majority of workplace injuries in continuing care. Back strains alone account for 30% of all work-related injuries reported, while other strains account for 44%. The two new pilots are designed to support organizations’ safe resident handling practices and stem from a training needs assessment that was conducted earlier this year.

“When we reviewed the results of the training needs assessment, we noticed a common trend,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED of SafeCare BC. “Employers and frontline staff alike identified safe resident handling as one of the top priority areas for training and resource development.”

“We are proud to pilot these workshops, because ultimately, resources like these will help support workers and employers in making the continuing care sector a safer, healthier place to work.”

Special Mention:

We would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff members of Little Mountain Place for generously hosting the workshop. We would also like to thank John Lam, Industry Specialist with WorkSafeBC, for attending the pilot.

For more information on the Safe Resident Handling Facility Self- Evaluation Tool and the Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer workshop, please click here.