Safety & Security in Remote Healthcare

Remote Area Workforce Safety and Security Project:

CRANAplus and the Commonwealth Department of Health are implementing a Remote Area Workforce Safety and Security Project, that will be completed in July 2017. The outcomes of the project are over sighted by an expert advisory committee. The outcomes include a national consultation, development of national safety guidelines, and the production and distribution of useful resources that include a risk assessment tool and training materials.

If you’re interested in finding out more information, then please email Rod Menere at for more information about the project.

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.

Remote Area Workforce Safety and Security Facebook Page:

CRANAplus has created a Facebook page to share ideas and suggestions, which can be found at:

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.