The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia is pleased to
present this one day workshop on designing health and aged care
facilities for safety. The workshop is hosted by the Healthcare ergonomics
Special Interest Group (HealthSIG) in conjunction with the South
Australian Branch of HFESA and the national professional development
Thursday 30 August 2012
9:00am - 4:30pm
Training rooms, 1 Richmond Road, Keswick
$275 early bird to 9th August, for HFESA/affiliated society member
$295 from 1st August, for HFESA/affiliated society member
$110 for full-time student (proof required)
Who should attend
The workshop will meet the requirements for ergonomists with respect to professional development and maintenance of certification.
The material is also targeted at:
- Patient handling advisors
- Health and aged care managers
- Facility managers
- Patient safety advisors
- Allied health professionals
- WHS / OHS practitioners working in health
- Project managers
- Designers of health and aged care workplaces
How this workshop will help you
The workshop will empower participants to:
- Understand how workplace design can affect safety, with a focus on manual handling and workplace violence.
- Obtain hands on working knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance material.
- Identify risk factors from architectural drawings to suggest improvements.
- Establish effective user consultation throughout the design process, and
- Develop tactics and skills to influence the design process at critical stages.
About the presenter
The workshop will be lead by Mark Hennessy. Mark is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with a Master's degree in Public Health and thirty years practical experience in ergonomics and community safety. Mark co-authored the original versions of key Victorian WorkCover publications Designing Workplaces for Safer Handling of People and Transferring People Safely. Mark has consulted on design to approximately fifty health and aged care facilities.
To register please download the form below and fax completed form to (02) 9680 9027 or email scanned completed form to email@example.com
For further information or alternative payment arrangements, contact HFESA secretariat, Pauline Pertel on (02) 9680 9026 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.