About us

Risk Managed is a training and consultancy company with a focus on Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) in the disability, home and aged care industries.  We are known for helping keep care workers injury free when assisting people with disabilities with personal care services such as get out of bed in the morning, have a shower, get into their wheelchair for the day or accessing the community, work and transport.


We provide face-to-face training as well as online learning for care workers and allied health professionals.


Risk Managed was founded in 2014 by Occupational Therapists Emma Small and Aideen Gallagher.

Meet Emma

Emma has worked with people with disabilities and care organizations for the last 17 years.  She founded Risk Managed after she became despondent rehabilitating injured workers back to work.  She realised she could make a much greater impact by preventing injuries occurring.   She has written a book “Handle with Care” that explains how disability organisations can eliminate manual handling injuries and do more with less staff. She has recently been awarded “Most innovative woman in Care Work Education” and “Excellence in Care Work Injury Prevention” in 2017 Emma has trained over 3500 care workers to avoid injuries, reduce stress and enjoy their work.

Meet Aideen

Aideen has worked as a lecturer in occupational therapy as well as working with disability and care organisations for the last 16 years. Aideen founded Risk Managed as she became frustrated at the lack of education for health professionals in solving manual handling problems. She realized by giving health professionals the right knowledge, skills and resources, she could have a great impact in keeping care givers across the globe safe at work.

She has published research in 10 peer review academic publications and presented our methodologies at over 30 conferences worldwide. In October 2017 she published her book, “The Manual Handling Revolution” that provides a blueprint for how health professionals can keep care workers injury free. In December 2017 it became a number one best seller on Amazon. Aideen is a well renowned speaker being voted best plenary and workshop presentation at the National Back Exchange 2019 conference in the UK. In 2018, she was a finalist for a leadership award for Work Health and Safety for Safe Work NSW in Australia.

We believe

Every worker who gives their skills, energy and expertise to their job deserves to go home uninjured.
Every client with a disability has the right to safe, dignified and comfortable care
Every family has the right to know their loved one is receiving a high standard of care

Our Values

We love what we do:

Emma and Aideen are committed to making the lives of care workers injury free.  We also believe in creating strong care organisations and skills health professionals that provide quality care and dignified services for people with disabilities.  We love working with disability organizations and health professionals who want to be the best they can be at what they do.

We do what we say we are going to do:

Integrity is at the core of what we believe in at Risk Managed. If you say you are going to do something then we do it.  We love working with people who share this same vision.

Creativity and Fun:

Our work is all about creative solutions to problems.  We don’t always get it right, we are always learning.  We love working with dynamic care organisations and health professionals who are not afraid to give things a go and learn from the process.