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Policy 11.5 – Safety & Security Policy

 

POLICY TITLE:                  SAFETY AND SECURITY POLICY

 

 

POLICY NUMBER:                                    11.5

 

 

POLICY STATEMENT:

The Lyell McEwin Regional Volunteer Association is committed to the safety of its workforce and the protection of their personal property

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

~ Work practices developed that minimise the risk of potential or real injury through incidents of

    aggression

~ Work practices developed that minimise the loss of personal, Association and LMH property

~ Clear reporting guidelines in place for times when an incident does occur

~ There shall be an environment of security awareness amongst all Volunteer Association personnel

 

PROCEDURES (To implement Policy)

 

1.    IDENTIFICATION

All volunteers and staff of the Volunteer Association who work in the Lyell McEwin Hospital and its agencies are required to have appropriate identification i.e. an Identification Badge that is worn at all times in a visible position on the persons clothing with the photo side facing, whilst working on the premises. Refer to LMRVA Policy 5.2

 

2.         SECURITY PATROLS AND VOLUNTEER ESCORTS – AFTER HOURS

            2.1       Contracted Security Guards provide regular patrols around the Hospital campus and check that areas are locked and secured.

            2.2       Any volunteer or staff member working after daylight hours may request the services of a security guard to escort them to or from their vehicle within the Hospital boundary. Escorts to vehicles can be arranged by contacting the security control room on extension 29967.