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    Caring for the elderly in a highly regulated environment carries great responsibility, as well as, risk.

    Aged care facilities are regularly faced with a number of issues including regulatory change, workplace health and safety and security.

    Through implementing a proactive risk management plan you can help to create a safe and secure environment for residents, employees, visitors, volunteers and contractors while protecting your valuable assets.


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Workplace Bullying in Aged Care Hazard4528Get the facts about Workplace Bullying in Aged CareWorkplace bullying can be defined as repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse directed at an employee, volunteer or contractor that creates a risk to health and safety.Workplace bullying can be defined as repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse directed at an employee, volunteer or contractor that creates a risk to health and safety.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMGet the facts about Workplace Bullying in Aged Care A definition of workplace bullying in the aged care environment Examples of when this hazard may occur htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-hazard.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Ergonomics Hazard4529Uncover the hazards of ErgonomicsA workspace should be fit for the purpose for which it was intended. A poorly designed workspace may increase the risk of injuries and have a negative impact on work quality, productivity and morale.A workspace should be fit for the purpose for which it was intended. A poorly designed workspace may increase the risk of injuries and have a negative impact on work quality, productivity and morale.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMSign In 1300 660 827 Risk Management > Resources > Ergonomics Hazard A workspace should be fit for the purpose for which it was intended htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-hazard.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Working Alone at Night in Aged Care Hazard4530Uncover the hazards of Working Alone at Night in Aged CareWorking alone at night increases the risk of harm and the severity of consequences related to other hazards including slips and trips, manual handling and occupational violence.Working alone at night increases the risk of harm and the severity of consequences related to other hazards including slips and trips, manual handling and occupational violence.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMOur Working Alone at Night in Aged Care Hazard will help you identify this hazard in your about Working Alone at Night in Aged Care , please contact the risksupport Helpdesk on htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-hazard.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Challenging Behaviours in Aged Care Hazard4538Reduce the risk of Challenging Behaviours in aged careWhen residents exhibit Challenging Behaviours, which may include aggressive outbursts, self-harm and property destruction, it can affect an aged care worker’s ability to do his or her job and pose a serious risk to health and safety.When residents exhibit Challenging Behaviours, which may include aggressive outbursts, self-harm and property destruction, it can affect an aged care worker’s ability to do his or her job and pose a serious risk to health and safety.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMand property destruction, it can affect an aged care worker's ability to do his or her job Our Challenging Behaviours in Aged Care Hazard will help you identify this hazard in your htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-hazard.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Social Outings and Activities in Aged Care Hazard4539Reduce the risk of Social Outings and Activities in aged careSocial Outings and Activities are an important and enjoyable part of life in an aged care facility, but the physical and mental state of residents can mean common hazards are more likely to occur.Social Outings and Activities are an important and enjoyable part of life in an aged care facility, but the physical and mental state of residents can mean common hazards are more likely to occur.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMand enjoyable part of life in an aged care facility, but the physical and mental state of Our Social Outings and Actvities in Aged Care Hazard will help you identify this hazard in htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-hazard.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Electrical Hazard - Aged Care4540Reduce the risk of Electrical hazards in aged careEven the briefest contact with electricity can cause serious injury and it’s a common factor in other incidents including falls and fire.Even the briefest contact with electricity can cause serious injury and it’s a common factor in other incidents including falls and fire.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMOur Electrical Hazard – Aged Care will help you identify this hazard in your workplace information about Electrical hazards in aged care, please contact the risksupport Helpdesk on htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-hazard.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Managing Trees Fact Sheet4543Get the facts about managing treesTrees are an important and much appreciated part of our environment but they generate a variety of risks including property damage and physical injury from falling limbs and tree roots.Trees are an important and much appreciated part of our environment but they generate a variety of risks including property damage and physical injury from falling limbs and tree roots.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMSign In 1300 660 827 Risk Management > Resources > Managing Trees Fact Sheet Get the facts about managing trees Trees are an important and much appreciated htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-flyer.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Managing Clinical Risks: Food Handling Fact Sheet4553Get the facts about food handlingHealth care organisations must meet stringent standards and codes in relation to the preparation, handling and service of food.Health care organisations must meet stringent standards and codes in relation to the preparation, handling and service of food.21/01/2018 4:56:01 AMGet the facts about food handling Health care organisations like aged care facilities and hospitals, who are responsible for the frail, aged, seriously ill and the very young, are htmlFalseaspx<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Icons%20Large%20(145x144)/icon-145x144-flyer.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />