Hazards and Risks

For homecare workers in aged care and disability

Duration: 17 mins

Home support workers need to be alert to hazards and risks in their jobs and they need to know what to look for and how to report and record them, for their clients’ safety, their own safety and for ongoing best practice.

The Hazards and Risks video has 5 chapters and is interactive. At the end of Chapters 1 to 4, there is a short sequence that shows a number of hazards in different home care situations and asks workers to “spot the hazard and discuss the risk”.

The final chapter repeats these scenarios and adds 3 new situations, again inviting the viewer to “spot the hazard and discuss the risk”.

This video is an essential, simple interactive tool, which will support workers in their everyday work in a client’s home.

Project developed by Fran Haarsma Productions and funded under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • What is a hazard? What is a risk?
  • Reporting and recording
  • Incident reports
  • Summing up
  • Spot the hazard, discuss the risk
    • the bathroom
    • the laundry
    • the backyard
    • in front of the house
    • the kitchen
    • the living room
    • the bedroom

Resource Material for:

Community Services Training Package

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

For example, use for competencies:

HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being

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