Every Person Who Sets Foot On an Occupied SDA is a “Worker”
The SDA Rules allow with the various NDIS Acts are very clear. Every person that an SDA provider invites on to an occupied SDA property is a “worker”. That means employees, CONTRACTORS, Sub Contracts & Volunteers.
So the lawn mower person, the builder doing defects, the electrician, the smoke alarm tester – all of them need to:
- be identified;
- have their arrival time and leaving time documented;
- be trained in the provider’s policies and procedures;
- have NDIS Worker Screening (or Blue Card & Yellow Card etc).
- be able to access info to see how they need to adjust their service to cater for the needs of the residents.
- has an app that people have to selfie themselves to make sure it is them (geo-tagged so we know it’s out the front);
- complete a checklist;
- read the property info to see how they need to adjust their services;
- enter their arrival time;
- enter their departure time;
- take before and after photos.
You Can’t Use a Property Manager/ Real Estate Agent – the SDA Provider Should Be Managing Your Property
The compliance required by SDA Provider as well as the “worker” rule above means you can’t just use the local estate agency to manage your property.
PM/Real Estate Software doesn’t work. For example, SDA provider’s can’t share the name of the participant living in the property with the owner of the property. Real Estate Agency software can’t deal with that.