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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