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22/07/2022
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Essential Conversations Online Series

Run over two weeks, ‘Essential Conversations’ is an online series of thought-provoking briefings and masterclasses that cover topical issues that may be controversial (and perhaps not discussed...
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NDS is pleased to offer information sessions for WA Allied Health Practitioners on ACROD parking permits, Companion Card and Changing Places
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WA Sector Readiness Project: Ordering, Receiving, Storage and Reconciliation of S8 and PRN Medications

For service providers in Western Australia, this workshop will provide an overview of NDIS provider responsibilities in relation to S8 and PRN medications and the importance of continuity of supports.

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Free online fire safety training for disability sector

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What you need to know

  • Victorian fire services launch free training to support people with a disability in fire emergencies
  • On average 62 per cent of people who die in preventable house fires in Australia have a disability
  • The online module called Prevent, Detect, Escape – Home Fire has been created specifically for people at increased fire risk
  • Disability providers can access the training for staff in fire-risk settings, such as residential accommodation

NDS welcomes the launch of Victorian fire services free online learning module to support people with a disability and older people, to plan for fire emergencies at home.

On average, 18 people die in residential house fires in Victoria every year and 62 per cent of those who die in preventable house fires in Australia have a disability.

People are at higher risk if they have difficulties identifying that a fire has started, or if they’re slower or unable to escape from a fire at home.

The new e-learning module, Prevent, Detect, Escape – Home Fire Safety for people at higher risk, has been created specifically for people at increased fire risk, and for people who support or care for them. It takes less than an hour and is free to complete.

The module was developed with key stakeholders including people with a disability, carers, support workers and service providers. NDS worked closely with the Country Fire Authority to ensure the training included issues of importance to disability service providers.

It has been designed to be user-friendly and suit different learning styles with elements such as videos, audio, subtitles, and quizzes.

Disability providers can access the training for staff in fire-risk settings, such as residential accommodation, and are asked to share the information with clients and their carers, who are at higher risk from fire.

The training equips people with an improved understanding of fire risks in the home. For carers, it assists them to discuss home fire safety with those they care for.

Watch the launch video and access the free learning module at the Fire Rescue Victoria website.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Graeme West, Disability Sector Consultant, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number