Health and safety at work
The intent of workplace health and safety provisions is that all workers and other people should be able to enter a workplace and have minimal risk of injury, illness or death.
As a community services worker you may need to consider hazards in all the environments where you work or provide services to clients. These may include:
- your office or centre
- vehicles used for staff, clients and volunteers
- clients’ homes
- community settings such as shopping centres, day centres, courts, hospitals, streets and parks.
You may encounter hazards related to client behaviours, and when you are working away from your normal workplace, for example, when visiting a care facility or during a home visit.