Our Volunteer Safety is important to us please make yourself familiar with the below Volunteer Resource and the Soul Café WH & S Management Plan.

Soul Cafe WH & S Management Plan
Soul Cafe Food Handling Policy 2018
Kitchen New Volunteer Info Pack 2018
Soul Cafe Breakfast Team Information
Soul Sunday Lunch Team Information
Soul Cafe Incident Report Form
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Food Handler Hygiene
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Guest Management

Soul Cafe Guest Behaviour Policy 2018

Child Safe Organisation

Soul Cafe is a Child Safe Organisation where all staff and volunteers are mindful of child safety and report concerns to the appropriate authorities. Staff and Volunteers are required to abide by the organisations 'Child Safe Code of Conduct' and get their Working With Children Clearance.

Soul Cafe Child-safe Policy 2018
Soul Cafe Child Safe Inservice 2018
Spot it Help Stop it - What is Child Abuse
Soul Child Safe Code of Conduct 2018
How Do I Apply for a Working With Children Check Fact Sheet


 Knife & Kitchen Safety

The most common injury in the kitchen are minor cuts using a knife. If you are a new volunteer or unsure of your 'knife skills' please ask the Kitchen Manager Sue Prosser or Team Leader for a demonstration.

Please observe knife safety at all times in the Soul Kitchen. If you are unsure ask your team leader for assistance or to be placed on a task that does not require knife skills. There is a First Aid Kit on the back wall of the kitchen and incident reporting forms in the 'Soul Cafe Volunteer Folder'.

Knife Safety Info Sheet

 

  • If you receive a minor cut please notify Sue Prosser or the Team Leader immediately.
  • The First Aid kit is on the wall at the back of the kitchen.
  • As soon as you are able please complete and Incident Form. This can be downloaded here SOUL CAFE STAFF INCIDENT REPORT

Please watch the below clip from St John's Ambulance with the recommended treatment for minor cuts.

Burns & Scalds

Please read through the St John's Ambulance Fact Sheet information on the treatment of burns below.

  • If you receive a minor burn please notify Sue Prosser or the Team Leader immediately.
  • The First Aid kit is on the wall at the back of the kitchen.
  • As soon as you are able please complete and Incident Form. This can be downloaded here SOUL CAFE STAFF INCIDENT REPORT

This Information on Burns & Scalds is from the St John's Ambulance Australia Website.

St Johns

St Johns Treatment of Burns Factsheet

 Seek medical aid urgently if:

  • The burn is deep, even if the patient does not feel any pain
  • The burn is larger than a 20 cent piece
  • The burn involves the airway, face, hands or genitals

Warning. DO NOT:

  • Apply lotions, ointments, fat or or oily dressings to burns
  • Touch the injured area or burst any blisters
  • Remove anything sticking to the burn
  • Use towels, cotton wool, blankets or adhesive dressings directly on the burn

 

 

 

 

Management

1. Follow DRSABCD

2. If clothing is on fire STOP, DROP, ROLL.

  • STOP the patient from running around.
  • DROP the patient to the ground and wrap in a blanket, coat or similar.
  • ROLL the patient along the ground until the flames are smothered.

3. Cool the burnt area under cold running water for 20 minutes

  • This applies to thermal burns, scalds, electrical, bitumen and chemical burns.
  • If a burn is to the eye, flush the eye with water for 20 minutes.

4. Remove any constrictions

  • Remove clothing and jewellery front burnt area, UNLESS sticking to the burn. This may mean you need to cut clothing around stuck area.

5. Cover burn

  • Place sterile, non-stick dressing or wet dressing over burn (e.g. aluminium foil or plastic wrap).

6. Seek medical aid

  • Reassure and calm the patient
  • Prepare to treat for Shock.