Health Promotion Charter – Central Bayside Community Health Services

The health and wellbeing of all employees and volunteers is important to Central Bayside Community Health Services. We encourage all employees and volunteers to participate in activities that nurtures the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of all individuals.

We commit to:

  • Promote positive health and wellbeing of all employees and volunteers
  • Continually create and promote a supportive and safe work environment
  • Promote organisation-wide participation in health and wellbeing initiatives
  • As far as practicable, extend positive impacts to employee’s families and the community

 We will work to ensure that action on health and wellbeing is integrated into:

  • CBCHS Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021
  • CBCHS Strategic Integrated Health Promotion Plan 2017 – 2021
  • CBCHS policies & procedures
  • Workplace health programs
  • Investigate partnerships with external health and leisure services

We will achieve this through:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Healthy Culture:

  • Continually encourage and support employee health and wellbeing
  • Sustaining management support to implement employee health and wellbeing strategies

Healthy Physical Environment:

  • Providing workspaces and sites that follow work safe guidelines to protect and enhance employee health and wellbeing

Healthy Community Connections:

  • Enabling employees to connect with each other, clients and the community
  • Supporting our employees and their families to access services and support in the community

Health and Wellbeing Opportunities:

  • Providing opportunities for our employees and as far as practicable their families, to participate in health and wellbeing programs and initiatives
  • Provide appropriate resources and supports to implement a strategy

Occupational Health and Safety Policy.

As part of your on-boarding you read our OH&S policy.  In summary all CBCHS staff and volunteers have a duty of care to ensure that they work in a manner that is not harmful to their own health and safety as well as the health and safety of others. All volunteers must adhere to OH&S legislation, policy, procedures.

It is expected that as a volunteer you will not undertake any activities that may put yourself or the client/ recipient in danger.

Any unsafe conditions that you become aware of should be reported immediately to your Program Supervisor or to the Volunteer Office.

As a volunteer you should not undertake manual handling activities that you have not been trained for such as lifting, holding, and carrying.

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Procedure.

What is a hazard? – A hazard is anything in the workplace that has the potential to harm people. Hazards can include objects in the workplace, such as machinery or dangerous chemicals.

What is a risk? – Risk is the probability that the hazard will actually result in injury or disease. The difference between a hazard and a risk is that the hazard is the cause of injury or damage, while the risk is the probability that the hazard will result in an accident.

What is an Incident? – An event or circumstance that could have, or did lead to unintended and/or unnecessary harm to a person receiving health care.

Clinical incidents include adverse events, near misses and hazards in the environment that pose a clinical risk.

What is a near miss? – An incident that did not cause harm. A near miss is also an incident that had the potential to cause harm but didn’t, due to timely intervention and/or luck and/or chance. These should be recorded as an incident.

This procedure is designed to ensure a consistent approach to the identification and reporting of workplace hazards, and the assessment and control of OHS risks.

It is important that if you see anything that you consider to be a hazard, a potential risk, incident or near miss during the course of your duties, that you report it immediately to your Program Supervisor / Volunteer Coordinator.