Safety & Security

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.

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

CRANAplus Safety & Security Flow-Charts:

CRANAplus Rapid Risk Assessment Tool:

CRANAplus Safety & Security Audit Tool:

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 threaten 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.
Contact for additional copies.

Also available via our Shop to 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.