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.

Published: 01 Oct 2005
File type: PDF
File size: 1.72 MB
Length: 120 pages
Reading level: Difficult

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