Works within the legal framework for ensuring health and safety at work.
Taking core features of the Health and Safety (Regulations) 1999 [UK], Work Health and Safety (Regulations) 2019 [Australia] and Occupational Safety and Health Act (2004) [USA] three steps to making risk assessment emerge:
- Identify the hazard
- Intervene to eliminate or minimise the hazard
- Monitor to ensure the success of the intervention
STAGE-28 presents three options at each step.
Identify: Recognising the visual, verbal and behavioural signs that ‘hazards’ to mental health may be evident:
- Defusing: Meeting soon after the incident to inform and assess the team(s) involved
- RAIDS: 1:1 conversational assessment of predictors of PTSD
- STAGE-28 Assessment: Online completion of standardised questionnaire battery
Intervene: STAGE-28 training teaches several ways to act against hazards when they are identified:
- Critical incident Stress Management (CISM): 1:1 interventions; peer-support; group interventions for large and small teams
- Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR): 1:1 strict trauma-focussed protocol
- RAIDS: 1:1 conversational assessment of predictors of PTSD, repeated to recovery or referral
Monitor: STAGE-28 allows monitoring to determine the success of actions taken to minimise crisis reactions:
- Follow-ups: Personal visit, call, text, e-mail to determine the effectiveness of the intervention
- RAIDS: To determine elimination of predictors of PTSD
- STAGE-28 portal: Completed to evaluate post-intervention outcomes
STAGE-28’s protocol is designed to complete a risk-assessment within 28 days.
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