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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 958..


(3) Disability ACT Casual Staff are required to attend the same training courses as permanent employees. Quest provides training on specified topics to staff who are available to work with Disability ACT.

Disability ACT-incident reports

(Question No 916)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) How many incident reports have been lodged with Disability ACT through the Accident Incident Management System for (a) 1999-00, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02, (d) 2002-03, (e) 2003-04, (f) 2004-05 and (g) 2005-06 to date;

(2) What process must staff follow to submit an incident report and how are the incident reports followed up by Disability ACT.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Recording of Incident data on AIMS commenced on 1 July 2001.

The AIMS reporting system covers all incidents ranging from occurrences such as "torn floor covering where no fall occurred"through to more serious events.

Year

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006

Number

2239

2775

2741

2528

1330

to date

(2) Staff must fill in an AIMS incident form if they believe an incident has occurred, has almost occurred, or has been observed to occur.

  • This form then goes to the Team Leader who is required to investigate the incident and document the results of that investigation.
  • The Network Co-ordinator is then required to sign off on the action taken and to document any additional action that may be needed to prevent recurrence.
  • If further investigation is required, or if it is a high level incident, management is informed and further investigation takes place.
  • The Disability ACT Risk Managers will be notified if a risk assessment is required for the individual involved.
  • The Risk Managers will decide on the appropriate follow up and nature of the risk and identify if there is, for example, a re-training need for the staff member/s involved.
  • In the case of a high level incident, the appropriate managers and ACT Insurance Authority are notified.

Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 917)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:


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