Safety Induction Training For New Therapists

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Safety induction training for new therapists 1. Principles of basic risk assessment 2. What is the hierarchy of risk control and its application • Hierarchy of controls; from most effective (1) to least effective (6) • Controls 1-4 remove human error and involvement with the risk, whereas 5,6 require human note/action • Required by law to consider in order once a risk has been identified • Elimination – removal of hazard, and in turn the risk. E.g. oil on the floor – wipe it up • Substitution – replace something presenting a risk. E.g. faulty table – use one that works • Isolation – When you cannot remove the risk – isolate it. E.g. broken stairs-> lock so that stairs can’t be accessed • Re-design – redesign a process that presents risk. E.g. Bank run at night –> re-designed to be mostly electronic and daytime • Administrative – use administrative actions to manage risk. For e.g. sign on a broken window • Personal protective equipment (PPE) – actual work wear to manage risks. For e.g. gloves and face masks when patient is ill 3. Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Include information on its use, storage and maintenance • For PPE controls to work, should be - Available - Worker wants to use - Is maintained - Fits - Work properly • In the clinic, we use 2 common items, namely gloves and masks. • These should be used when client display illness (mask), broken or infected skin (gloves) • Always use new and dispose of old appropriately in provided
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