Victorian home care industry: occupational health and safety guide

Managing occupational health and safety (OHS) in home care services for frail older people and people with disabilities.


What it contains

This guide is for employee and volunteer services in the home and community, including:

  • meals on wheels
  • home maintenance
  • respite, attendant and personal care
  • home care
  • shopping and travel

This guidance includes:

  • planning services, including referral and assessment, and preparing a care or support plan
  • delivering services, including consultation and communication, training and induction
  • managing contractors and volunteers
  • common hazards, including manual handling, hazardous substances, occupational violence, infection control and driving
  • prevention methods for common home care services