The following information is for health professionals who provide services funded by the NDIS or Home Care Package (HCP).

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As a health professional such as an occupational therapist, nurse, physiotherapist or a workplace health and safety advisor, it is likely you are required to move clients as part of their personal care routine. This includes helping them with:

  • getting out of bed
  • going to the toilet
  • having a shower
  • getting dressed
  • getting into a wheelchair

When you graduate, you’re considered an expert in solving moving and handling problems for people with disabilities but when we talk to health professionals many feel anxious, overwhelmed and burnt-out.

As a health professional, you are expected to offer advice so a smart routine is achieved – a care routine that is safe for everyone, inefficient in the use of resources and results in a quality routine. However many of you received very little training in university in actually solving these problems, as a result you could inadvertently be:

Giving incorrect advice

Because you don’t fully understand what causes injuries you may prevent your clients being more independent in transfers that are safe causing:

  • Loss of function too early
  • Risking injury to workers with unsafe transfers.

Recommending inappropriate equipment.

It’s not uncommon for health professionals to use equipment inefficiently.

  • both your client and their worker don’t get the full benefit of what the equipment has to offer.
  • You don’t know how to justify equipment. The result? Funding bodies are unable to make sound decisions for equipment solutions, resulting in these solutions being declined.

Lacking in the knowledge to support people in the manual handling process.

Addressing moving and handling risks can quickly become a stress risk, fracturing a team at a time when teamwork is needed most.

As a result, a health professional can find themselves overwhelmed with the moving and handling problems they are asked to solve, leave their clients with poor outcomes.

At Risk Managed, we want this to be a thing of the past. This is why we have developed SmartCare™ for health professionals to provide health professionals globally with the knowledge skills and resources to solve complex moving and handling problems. We offer face to face workshops as well as weekly webinars and supervision.

SmartCare™ for Health Professionals educates on three basic areas:


The process of identifying and solving moving and handling problems


Supporting the people in the process


Prescribing, using and justifying equipment solutions

Our supervision helps you untangle some of the barriers you come across with solving moving and handling problems for your clients

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Smart Care For Health Professionals


  • 20 webinars across 20 weeks
  • Buy as you go or purchase as a full series
  • Opt into group supervision throughout the series

What are the outcomes?

SmartCare ™ Online gives care workers the skills to reduce risk and increase efficiency. This will maximise resources and improve the overall quality of care for your clients. You will:

Better quality advice so you feel confident

Get the right equipment for the job faster

You can bring a team together in a stress free process

Our next intake for the completion of the SmartCare for Health Professionals 20 week program is 4 August 2022.