Application deadline is September 3, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

Safe Resident Handling Peer Facilitator Training

Please complete 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.

Course Details

Did You Know?..

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


Safe Resident Handling Peer Facilitator Training (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:

Participants must meet the following criteria to be admitted into this program:

1. Familiarity with musculoskeletal injury prevention theory, safe handling techniques and tools/equipment that enable the application of safe handling in practice

2. The ability to effectively train others in the above

3. The desire and opportunity to provide ongoing support to peers once they are trained and provide in-the-moment education where needed

4. Advocate for workplace health and safety and support best practices to reduce workplace injuries

*Please ensure you meet these requirements prior to completing registration. Only those who meet the eligibility requirements will be admitted. Any applications received that do not meet SafeCare BC's eligibility criteria will be notified and fully refunded.

Who should apply?:

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

Application deadline is September 3, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

Safe Resident Handling Peer Facilitator Training: September 18-19 2019

  • Wednesday Sep 18 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Thursday Sep 19 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 2269 Mills Rd
    Sidney, British Columbia
    V8L 2C3