Peer Coaches Expand Training Opportunities

June 8, 2018 | News

“I see my friends getting hurt!”

This is what Lee Frederick, a licensed pratical nurse at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge told us last year. Strong motivation for him and four of his co-workers, who took SafeCare BC’s Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer course.

Read Lee’s story

Six months later, Lee provides this update:

  • We have held four safe handling training sessions, with 10 participants per session, all of which were well received. I feel it’s making an improvement on the floor, and staff buy-in has been good.
  • A happy side effect of the sessions has been a general increase in interest around safety. Our parking lot of ideas in the sessions generally turned into a conversation around safe work procedures as a whole.


If you are interested, there are two seats left for our next Safe Resident Handling Peer Coach (Train-the-Trainer) course on June 13 and 14, in Burnaby.