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safe work practice

Educating the workforce to perform tasks safely

Our Services

Hazardous Manual Tasks Training

‘Hazardous Manual Tasks Training’, formally known as ‘manual handling training’ is our specialty!

Job Dictionary

A ‘job dictionary’ is a collection of the physical demands of jobs within your organisation aimed at reducing the physical risks to workers.

Train The Trainer Programs

Our ‘train the trainer’ programs offer an additional level of training to larger organisations that wish to train their staff internally.

Ergonomic Workstation Assessments

We offer a variety of services to assist you with maintaining a healthy posture in your working environment.

Online Education

We have adapted to an online based learning model for those unable to host or attend face to face training due to COVID restrictions.

About US

Safe work practice was established in 1998 in Adelaide by 2 industry lead industrial physiotherapists Tracy Secombe and Mary Hill and over it’s time has grown to a versatile organisation servicing all states, operating from South Australia and Victoria.

Together with current clinical director by Lisa Harman (physiotherapist), Safe Work Practice’s team of highly experienced physiotherapists and occupational therapists offer a specialised range of Occupational Health Services with a strong client-centred approach.

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Frustrated at trying to get a wheelchair into a car? Here's a few tips that might help.

PREPERATION TO TRANSFER
✅ If you can, remove the wheels if the frame isn't too heavy. You can often press in the button in the middle of the wheel spokes which will release the wheel from the frame
✅ If you can, remove the foot plates (if they are side leg hangars). You can often do this by releasing the larch on the left hangar and right hangar and pull it up off the pin.
✅ Fold the push handles if possible
✅ Fold the wheelchair by holding the loop or handle in the middle of the seat (once the cushion is removed). Start down in a squat and stand up, as the chair folds.
✅ Consider securing the folded frame with a jockey strap or appropriate security strap to prevent unfolding
✅ If going into a boot, consider a picnic rug, slippery side down, draped over the back of the boot (you will lift the frame onto it and then slide it into the boot and restrain it)

TRANSFER
✅Squat or low lunge and secure your load (get a good grip), stand up from the ground and walk the frame to the boot and rest it. Change your stance to a forwards lunge and walk the frame in.
✅ Repeat for any heavier items (such as wheels), or simply use good manual handling practices to place them in the boot.

NB: Refer to the transport rules and regulations. At Safe Work Practice we encourage all loads to be restrained to reduce them becoming projectiles.

#OHS #mawsonlakes #manualhandlingtraining #wheelchairtocar
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Frustrated at trying to get a wheelchair into a car? Heres a few tips that might help.

PREPERATION TO TRANSFER
✅ If you can, remove the wheels if the frame isnt too heavy. You can often press in the button in the middle of the wheel spokes which will release the wheel from the frame 
✅ If you can, remove the foot plates (if they are side leg hangars). You can often do this by releasing the larch on the left hangar and right hangar and pull it up off the pin. 
✅ Fold the push handles if possible
✅ Fold the wheelchair by holding the loop or handle in the middle of the seat (once the cushion is removed). Start down in a squat and stand up, as the chair folds. 
✅ Consider securing the folded frame with a jockey strap or appropriate security strap to prevent unfolding
✅ If going into a boot, consider a picnic rug, slippery side down, draped over the back of the boot (you will lift the frame onto it and then slide it into the boot and restrain it)

TRANSFER
✅Squat or low lunge and secure your load (get a good grip), stand up from the ground and walk the frame to the boot and rest it. Change your stance to a forwards lunge and walk the frame in.
✅ Repeat for any heavier items (such as wheels), or simply use good manual handling practices to place them in the boot.

NB: Refer to the transport rules and regulations. At Safe Work Practice we encourage all loads to be restrained to reduce them becoming projectiles. 

#OHS #MawsonLakes #Manualhandlingtraining #wheelchairtocarImage attachment

NDIS ACCESS REQUESTS 👩‍🦼🚶‍♂️👩‍🦽
What is the NDIA looking for in a well written allied health authored access request?
✅ Evidence about the disability (what it is, if it's lifelong and the expected impact over the lifetime)
✅ Evidence about how the disability/ disabilities affect 6 functional domains: Mobility and Motor Skills, Communication, Socialising, Self Management, Learning, Self Care.
✅ Intervention/support to date from other sources: family/friends, the health system, other funding bodies and your expected capacity to function with appropriate support in place
✅ Appropriate standardised assessment tools that target the assessment of the impact of your disability
At Equipt To Thrive, we welcome 16 year olds and up if they would like support with an NDIS access request. We have both male and female Occupational Therapists and have been working in this industry prior to the inception of NDIS.
You are welcome to reach out for some more information on how to prepare for an Access Request or for costing/ other queries you may have. You or your guardian still need to fill out the application, however we fill out the allied health section and supply a seperate document that brings all of the evidence about your eligibility to access the scheme together.
1300 661 670 / info@safeworkpractice.com.au www.equipttothrive.com.au
#ndisaccessrequest #OT #mawsonlakes #FCA
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NDIS ACCESS REQUESTS 👩‍🦼🚶‍♂️👩‍🦽
What is the NDIA looking for in a well written allied health authored access request?
✅ Evidence about the disability (what it is, if its lifelong and the expected impact over the lifetime)
✅ Evidence about how the disability/ disabilities affect 6 functional domains: Mobility and Motor Skills, Communication, Socialising, Self Management, Learning, Self Care.
✅ Intervention/support to date from other sources: family/friends, the health system, other funding bodies and your expected capacity to function with appropriate support in place
✅ Appropriate standardised assessment tools that target the assessment of the impact of your disability 
At Equipt To Thrive, we welcome 16 year olds and up if they would like support with an NDIS access request. We have both male and female Occupational Therapists and have been working in this industry prior to the inception of NDIS. 
You are welcome to reach out for some more information on how to prepare for an Access Request or for costing/ other queries you may have. You or your guardian still need to fill out the application, however we fill out the allied health section and supply a seperate document that brings all of the evidence about your eligibility to access the scheme together. 
1300 661 670 / info@safeworkpractice.com.au www.equipttothrive.com.au 
#NDISaccessrequest #OT #MawsonLakes #FCAImage attachment

Complex Vs Minor Home Modifications. Do you know what they are?
➡ Complex home modifications are typically structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The cost usually exceeds $20, 000 for the project
➡ Minor home modifications are non structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The project cannot exceed $20, 000.
Equipt To Thrive have 5 Complex Home Modification accredited Occupational Therapists that work with a team of experience trades that understand the needs of people with disability. Sometimes its working on managing the noise and unfamiliar people involved in the project, maybe it's organising alternate accessible accommodation or getting an accessible trailer ensuite that fits under your garage so you're not showering out the front.
It's the understanding and experience that matters to us.
#OT #complexhomemodification #homemods #mawsonlakes #NDIS #occupationaltherapy Pictures: of some examples of accessible home features, these ones are from Rosedale Homes showroom.
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Complex Vs Minor Home Modifications. Do you know what they are?
➡ Complex home modifications are typically structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The cost usually exceeds $20, 000 for the project
➡ Minor home modifications are non structural modifications to an area of your home or workplace to make the area more accessible. The project cannot exceed $20, 000. 
Equipt To Thrive have 5 Complex Home Modification accredited Occupational Therapists that work with a team of experience trades that understand the needs of people with disability. Sometimes its working on managing  the noise and unfamiliar people involved in the project, maybe its organising alternate accessible accommodation or getting an accessible trailer ensuite that fits under your garage so youre not showering out the front. 
Its the understanding and experience that matters to us.
#OT #complexhomemodification #homemods #mawsonlakes #NDIS #occupationaltherapy Pictures: of some examples of accessible home features, these ones are from Rosedale Homes showroom.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment