This course provides an overview of the issues and safety considerations around the use of postural harnesses in wheelchairs and seating systems. It outlines the main risks associated with the use of these harnesses and key strategies to minimise these risks. The course has been developed with the assistance of Scope Victoria Harness Safety Working Group and Yooralla.
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
Organisations implementing this course will:
This course is designed to be delivered organisation-wide. It is aimed at anyone working with people who wear harnesses in their wheelchairs and seating systems, including physical therapists and other professionals who prescribe seating systems. It is also designed for staff to train family members and carers.
Approximately one hour.