Safe­ty & Security

CRANAplus Safe­ty and Secu­ri­ty Guide­lines for Remote & Iso­lat­ed Health:

These guide­lines are an impor­tant step in the ongo­ing jour­ney to improve safe­ty for our remote and iso­lat­ed health pro­fes­sion­als. Their impact will only be felt when they are used to improve the poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, train­ing and behav­iours of our indus­try. Devel­oped fol­low­ing an exten­sive con­ver­sa­tion with­in our indus­try, review­ing of avail­able lit­er­a­ture and the input of a diverse, nation­al expert advi­so­ry group, all made pos­si­ble with the sup­port and fund­ing from the Com­mon­wealth Depart­ment of Health and our Min­is­ter at the time, Sen­a­tor Fiona Nash.

Down­load the Guide­lines here.

Work­ing Safe in Remote and Iso­lat­ed Health Handbook:

This hand­book pro­vides a great start­ing point for prospec­tive staff who want an intro­duc­tion to remote health safe­ty and secu­ri­ty. It’s also a valu­able ref­er­ence for exist­ing remote health staff who want to review their knowl­edge of safe­ty and secu­ri­ty issues and find addi­tion­al resources.

Down­load the Work­ing Safe in Remote and Iso­lat­ed Health Hand­book here.

CRANAplus App

Install the CRANAplus App here.

CRANAplus Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty Flow-Charts

Down­load the CRANAplus Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty Flow-Charts here.

CRANAplus Rapid Risk Assess­ment Tool

Down­load the Rapid Risk Assess­ment Tool here.

CRANAplus Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty Audit Tool

Down­load the Audit Tool here.

Safe­ty and Secu­ri­ty Training

The Stay Safe and Secure course is designed to enable the remote health staff to devel­op the knowl­edge and skills nec­es­sary to pre­vent and man­age with con­fi­dence inci­dence that threat­ens per­son­al safe­ty and secu­ri­ty in a remote health set­ting with a focus on aggres­sion and violence.

The deliv­ery is blend­ed with online pre-course learn­ing and a one day face to face workshop. 

For more infor­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, click here.

The free Work­ing Safe in Remote Prac­tice online mod­ule sup­ports core manda­to­ry train­ing and pro­vides an intro­duc­tion to remote safe­ty and secu­ri­ty issues. It also intro­duces par­tic­i­pants to the use of self-risk assess­ment tools: the Safe­ty Audit; the Safe­ty Flow Charts; and the Rapid Risk Assess­ment Tool. 

To reg­is­ter for this free online mod­ule, click here.

Safe­ty & Secu­ri­ty Work­place Anti Vio­lence Poster

Please feel free to down­load and use this poster as part of your strat­e­gy to ensure com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers are aware of expect­ed behav­iours. Lam­i­nat­ed A4 ver­sions are avail­able free of charge to CRANAplus mem­bers. Sub­mit an enquiry here for addi­tion­al copies.

Also avail­able for pur­chase here for Non-Mem­bers.

Down­load the A4 Work­place poster here or Down­load the A3 Work­place Poster Here

Remote Health Work­force Safe­ty and Secu­ri­ty Report: A Lit­er­a­ture Report, Con­sul­ta­tion & Sur­vey Results:

A lit­er­a­ture review on the safe­ty and secu­ri­ty of remote health, build­ing on the 2012 Keep­ing Peo­ple Safe’ Lit­er­a­ture Review of the Work­ing Safe in Rur­al and Remote Aus­tralia Project. The report is inclu­sive of the results of a nation­al con­ver­sa­tion about the con­cerns and ideas of the remote health work­force under­tak­en in 2016.

Read the report here.

Work­ing Safe in Rur­al & Remote Aus­tralia Project:

Work­place vio­lence against pro­fes­sion­als in rur­al and remote Aus­tralia is a grow­ing con­cern. Pro­fes­sion­als in rur­al and remote loca­tions face par­tic­u­lar chal­lenges that their urban coun­ter­parts do not. For some, these chal­lenges may make them more sus­cep­ti­ble to work­place vio­lence, or make the impact of work­place vio­lence more serious.

To respond to grow­ing con­cern about work­place vio­lence in rur­al and remote Aus­tralia, dur­ing 2011 – 2012 the Rur­al Doc­tors Asso­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia (RDAA), the Aus­tralian Col­lege of Rur­al and Remote Med­i­cine (ACR­RM), the Aus­tralian Nurs­ing Fed­er­a­tion (ANF), the Police Fed­er­a­tion of Aus­tralia, the Queens­land Teach­ers’ Union and CRANAplus estab­lished the Work­ing Safe in Rur­al and Remote Aus­tralia Project.

This web­site has been devel­oped as part of the Work­ing Safe project. Its pri­ma­ry aim is to pro­vide employ­ers and pro­fes­sion­als in rur­al and remote Aus­tralia with infor­ma­tion on var­i­ous strate­gies they can adopt to improve work­place safe­ty and pre­vent work­place violence.