Possability - PPE for Pecks Road

Posted on
May 26, 2020
Social Community and Disability Sector

We’ve heard concerns about a lack of PPE at the Pecks Road home.

Workers have told us that some staff were never given any personal protective equipment and that the PPE that was provided came directly from staff at their own cost.
We wrote to Stacey Alexander about this and she told us:

  1. It is usual process for Pecks road employees to order their own PPE, and an account is set up for them to do so
  2. Effective 9th May, due to the shortage of PPE worksite were requested to place orders through our WHS Coordinator
  3. Each office location hold excess stores of PPE for allocation, each worksite just needs to contact the office to arrange pick up and requirements
  4. Weekly audits are being conducted by employees at each worksite in terms of available PPE
  5. We have not been able to source masks and goggles
  6. Hygiene practices are being reminded as additional measures
  7. Worksites have been informed of the process for obtaining supplies from their regional offices

We advise any staff who still require PPE to contact the office to let them know what they need and arrange a pickup time.

Anyone who purchased PPE themselves because they were unaware there was an account setup fore that purpose, should send the receipts to management and ask to be reimbursed.

PPE is an important aspect of any support worker’s role – now more than ever – so anyone who needs it should chat to their WHS officer or management asap.

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