Welcome to May’s Work Health and Safety matters.
This month we want to assist congregations with looking after their vulnerable members, eg those who might live alone, not have family close and those who travel to and from church on their own.
We suggest it a good idea to ask these members to provide you with contact information for use only in an emergency. The District Office has developed this sheet which you can make available to those in your congregation who are trained in first aid. If you keep this information it should include emergency contact information (name and phone number of next-of-kin or medical Power of Attorney) and any known medical conditions, and also their doctor’s contact information. Should you ever have an emergency where you need to call an ambulance for someone you will need to be able to provide this information.
Don’t forget that you can access the full yearly Work Health & Safety calendar here.
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