InclusivED endorses and adheres to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations 2017). Between 2004 and 2008, nearly 2000 disability services workers were seriously injured at work in Victoria. These injuries are preventable. The six most common hazardous tasks that cause injury in the Disability services sector are:
- Moving and supporting people with a disability
- Supporting people with personal hygiene care
- Assisting people in wheelchairs
- Handling wheelchairs in and out of vehicles
- Occupational violence
- Moving and lifting objects
InclusivED aims to eliminate all hazards and risks associated with the above mentioned tasks. InclusivED attends regular annual training in the following areas:
- Manual handling training associated with moving and supporting people with physical impairments
- First Aid Senior Level 2 and CPR training
- Uses the Disability Services – Occupational Health and Safety Compliance Kit recommended by Worksafe Victoria
- https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/data/assets/pdf file/0017/211256/ISBN-Disability-services-OHS-compliance-kit-2011-06.pdf
InclusivED has an obligation to inform participants or their representatives when a hazard or risk presents in the home or out of the home. InclusivED will withdraw its role in working with the participant if the risk is not eliminated. Home Safety checks include smoke alarms, safe batteries for electric wheelchairs, charging voice output devices in electrical sockets that are secure and equipment that is regularly checked and maintained.
InclusivED will continually consult with health and safety representatives about ways to control risks associated with hazardous or risky tasks. Compliance with OHS laws is a continuous process. InclusivED aims to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
Updated 1st May 2021