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Our inspectors will be auditing residential aged care facilities in June and July. We will be focusing on manual handling tasks to ensure compliance with work health and safety laws. The audit will determine if safe systems of work are in place and if they are reviewed regularly so the risk of manual handling injuries is eliminated or reduced.

Assessment Tools

WorkSafe Victoria's assessment tool is for employers in the residential aged care sector to assess internal safety management systems set up for the handling of residents.

NTWorkSafe's assessment tool (PDF 1037kb) is for employers in the residential aged care sector to assess internal safety management systems set up for the handling of residents. It will help you identify system gaps that, once rectified, will lead to safer practice.