Lone Working Safety in the Home

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69% of home care workers have felt unsafe in a client’s home. As a home care worker, you will often find yourself alone in diverse and unpredictable workplaces. In order to stay safe while working, you must be able to identify hazards and appropriately manage difficult and dangerous situations.

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An Australian report found that 69% of home care workers have felt unsafe in a client’s home. Furthermore, 45% have been injured at work, and 60% have experienced workplace abuse. As a home care worker, you will often find yourself alone in diverse and unpredictable environments. Home care presents a unique set of challenges and risks, ranging from dangers in the client’s home environment to car accidents while travelling between work locations.

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Rebecca Balmforth
15 May 2022
Registered Nurse
It was quick and concise.
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Sharon langshaw
30 Jan 2021
A very comprehensive list of things to be aware of while working in the clients home
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Thi Tran
12 Nov 2022
Sam Lush
26 Jul 2021
Very helpful
Linda Scales
08 Jul 2021
Amber Chaseling
30 May 2022
Excellent overview of safety when working alone in home care.
Vicky Cherrier
30 Jun 2022
Health Care Worker
I found this to be very interesting and easy to follow.
Sasha Defferrard
27 Jul 2021
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11 Oct 2022
Karen Innes
04 Sep 2020
Ver relevant and informative. Great references and source materials
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