Lone and High-Risk Worker Safety Protection for Aged Care Nurses and Care Workers
Aged care health and emergency monitoring
Management of Workplace Aggression and Violence – ZERO tolerance
Occupational violence is not only limited to hospitals, aged care facilities, retirement homes or over 50s community retirement villages, but must be inclusive of all aged care facilities working environments, where nurses and aged care careers engage; for example: rural, remote community, mental health, aged care facilities, Hospital in the Home (HITC), Home and Community Care (HACC), etc.
Aged care nurses and social community care sector have seen an increase of work place violence, abuse and aggressive behaviour towards our front line care workers. This has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially at the start.
The team at GPS Geo Guard have worked with all areas of health care and community care organisations to deploy a tailor-made GPS Geo Guard solution to help mitigate risk.
Contact us today to find out how we can design a solution to offer you the best outcome in any risk profile.
Main risks in Aged Care Nurses and Care Workers Sector
Aged care nurses and care workers face two main risk profiles:
Being that of work place violence and aggressive behavior; physical or verbal assault
Slip/trip/fall/person down or incapacity, unconsciousness, accident or incident, or even a medical situation
WHY EVERYONE IS CHOOSING GPS GEO GUARD
All aged care nurses and care workers should be treated with dignity and respect.
We may know the risk profile of our client, but not who is going to be there at the same time as your time of visit or what may occur at the job environment.
Implementing the GPS Geo Guard Personal Safety Solution can deliver safety benefits to the front-line health care workers, but also help department managers and the wider organisation deliver genuine value to the employer in terms of safety, quicker emergency response, operational and increasing staff moral knowing they have something just in case.
Attending a private house/Hospital in the Home (HITH)
Home and Community Care (HACC)
Mental and Psychology Care
Alcohol and other Drug Care and Services
Mobile community-based work force
Respite care quality of life for the patient
Working in multiple locations
Emergency after hours work
Lone wolf attacks of retaliation when wearing health identification
Benefits of using Gps Geo Guard Solution in all Health Care departments and sectors
Helping customers to:
Give 100% peace of mind to mobile workforce staff and lone or high-risk workers with 24/7 instant Emergency Alarm Monitoring and support, with the GPS Geo Guard discreet personal safety devices
Document verbal abuse with live and recorded audio to stop the “he said, she said” situation and verbal assault; best practice for internal discipline or escalation to Police
Deliver protection against person down, slips/trips/falls, incapacitation, or medical emergency incident
Get instant continuous up to date location information to assist better coordination across mobile teams and reallocation of workforce
Deliver up to date live reporting to key stakeholders on GPS Geo Guard Device and solution usage, for 100% user uptake and better business or organisation’s continuity
Greater visibility and enhanced safety protocols and procedures around the use of the GPS Geo Guard of any mobile workforce
Creating a positive Safety Culture and encouraging your workforce to report incidents, and document them effectively enhancing faster responses and better outcomes.
Nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing have the right work in a safe and healthy environment free from occupational violence and aggression (OVA).
Aggressive and violent behaviour toward nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing is a work health and safety (WHS) issue, is unacceptable and should be prevented through a risk management framework, like any other workplace hazard.
OVA is any incident in which an employee is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances arising out of, or during the course of, their work and includes:
- a) verbal, physical or psychological abuse;
- b) threats or other intimidating behaviours;
- c) physical attack, such as hitting, pinching, scratching, biting, grabbing or pushing;
- d) aggravated assault;
- e) threats with a weapon or objects;
- f) sexual harassment and sexual assault; and
- g) any form of indecent physical contact
Employers have a legal obligation to eliminate risks associated with OVA as far as is reasonably practicable, and minimise remaining risks so far as is reasonably practicable.
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