Safe Resident Handling

Please complete the registration and pay the associated course fee to complete your application.

Please note: completing registration is not a guarantee of program admission. All submissions will be evaluated after the application is received and candidates will then be advised on the status of their applications. Admittance to this course is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

A letter of organizational support must be received by SafeCare BC within 72 hours of submitting your application. You may find a printable PDF template here.

Did You Know?

Musculoskeletal injuries make up the highest percent of injuries in the continuing care sector.


Safe Resident Handling (SRH) is a two-day, in-person workshop that includes both classroom and simulation components. The course includes a pre-course review, in-class learning, simulation exercises, and three quizzes to communicate course content and evaluate participants’ understanding of course concepts. SRH seeks to provide comprehensive training to key people on clinical units on safe handling best-practices and coaching principles. SRH is delivered on a pass/fail basis with a certification given following successful completion of the course.

SRH seeks to provide peer coaches with the knowledge and capacity to teach fellow colleagues in safe handling and musculoskeletal injury prevention (MSIP) within the continuing care sector.

Benefits of the Training:

By investing in training a member of your organization, you will have the advantage of being able to:

  • Conduct in-house training without having to pay for external trainers
  • Create training programs that are customized to your organizational needs
  • Develop a robust training program for new and existing employees
  • Implement a comprehensive strategy for preventing MSI-related injuries
  • Reduce the impact of MSI-related injuries including costs associated with injury, re-training, and employee shortages

Intended Audience:

  • Be familiar with MSIP theory, safe residential handling techniques, and tools that enable the application of safe handling in practice
  • Have the skills to effectively train others in the above
  • Have a positive approach to MSIP (desiring optimal safety at their workplaces for both staff/residents/clients), and be accountable for the responsibility of coaching others.

Who should register:

We encourage those individuals who act as safety champions, train others, or have roles in care planning to attend this training.


$100 – SafeCare BC members

$200 – Non-SafeCare BC Members (please contact to register)


If you have any questions regarding this or any other SafeCare BC workshops, please contact Jenn at

Safe Resident Handling Peer Facilitator Training October 7-8 2019

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  • Monday Oct 07 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Tuesday Oct 08 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 1424-4710 Kingsway
    Burnaby, British Columbia
    V5H 4M2