Hands on: your disability job & social distancing

Posted on
April 20, 2020
Social Community and Disability Sector

There's obviously a lot of contact between staff and clients in the disability sector.

You can’t get any more hands on than helping people with their daily routines, whether that's assisting them to wash, shower, dress, feed, toilet or helping them attend medical care.

When you’re working hands-on all the time, the requirements of your job might seem to be at odds with the new requirements around hand-washing and social distancing.

You’d have seen we are putting it on both the government and individual employers to ensure that you are safe at work and able to access adequate personal protective equipment.

How is your employer going with this?

If you’ve got concerns about your safety or that of your clients, please let us know right away - we’re here to help.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email assist@hacsu.org.au or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector