Fri 24 Jan 2020 5:45AM

Current risk assessment tools

AJ Aleks Jovanovic Public Seen by 26

Hi everyone, I thought you may find these links useful when preparing your risk assessment documentation (transfer to Echidna) for the people you support (As per Lynn's recent messages):

[Jeder Risk Assessment Tool]

[Risk Profile instruction notes and Risk Matrix]  

[Home visit risk checklist]  

We are hoping to move away from risk management approach towards a risk enabling approach in the near future and are preparing some new tools. stay tuned. For now, we're sticking with the attached tools.




Michaela Kennedy Sun 16 Feb 2020 9:23PM

Thanks Aleks, I look forward to reading the risk enablement P&P


Brett Pischke Wed 4 Mar 2020 10:37PM

Hi Aleks. Can I ask has there been any movement on the new JEDER Risk management tool??? @Aleks Jovanovic


Aleks Jovanovic Thu 5 Mar 2020 8:52AM

Hi Brett, There's movement! :) I've handed three policy / process documents to Michaela to review (aligning with current person centred frameworks) . Once that's done, I'll present them to the members for comment.


Poll Created Sat 28 Mar 2020 7:29AM

Moving towards Risk Enablement Closed Fri 3 Apr 2020 7:03AM

by Aleks Jovanovic Fri 3 Apr 2020 10:22AM

Thank you to everyone that voted and commented on this proposal.

The majority of votes suggests that we can move forward with the proposal. I'd love to have a few more clarifying rounds with Jason - up until I get his Agreement 🙂. You up for it mate?

After that I'll get the blessing(s) from the bored and start the trial in Sydney!

On the down side:

1) We have COVID 19 to think about in the Risk Jedi space. The timing of starting a new initiative is not great! Many members are extra busy, I know.

2) Considering this was a quality improvement strategy and a person centred one at that, I was a little disappointed to see such a small percentage of members take part in this process. The 'Abstain' button is there for those that don't care either way. I'm sure we'll come up with ways to encourage more engagement.

Thanks for your support with this everyone and take care.✌️


Agree 8 (88%)

Abstain 0 (0%)

Disagree 0 (0%)

Block 1 (11%)

9 people have voted (21%)

Dear fellow members,

Please find attached four documents for your review, feedback and acceptance.

The documents are:

1) The Enablement Risk Policy

2) The 7 QOL Measures - explained document

3) The What's Working Not Working Review Meeting and Information Gathering Process

4) The Jeder Implementation Plan template.

On Thursday last week I held a training day on this subject. The training is connected to a ten day Person Centred course currently facilitated by Michaela and Rachel Dickson - A Brilliant course. The training was successful and the participants (all Jeder members btw) indicated their support for the shift. I am proud that we have the courage, wisdom and confidence to not only think about possibilities but to take action. It's exciting to think that this progressive initiative is the stuff leadership is made of. The benefits of taking a risk!?

With patience I can acknowledge that have a lot of work ahead of us before we get this initiative to a great level. We're moving in the right direction.

The proposal is that:

Stage 1) All members provide feedback and comment on this approach and the associated documents. Wordsmithing, grammar corrections, typo reminders, open questions, positive feedback and constructive criticism are all welcome. please respond to this poll and feel free to engage by providing 'feedback'.

Stage 2) After stage 1) These documents and the associated processes are forwarded to the Jeder bored for endorsement / acceptance.

Stage 3) After stage 2) , a trial of the process is applied by all Sydney members. All going well, and after the completion of this trial, we aim to roll it out to all members.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.




Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 88.9% 8 DB LZ MH DU AJ FDP DU MC
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 11.1% 1 JE
Undecided 0% 21 MD Y R CJ RP AB A C VL T LB DU KH RH JIS

9 of 30 people have voted (30%)


Mark Cauvin
Tue 31 Mar 2020 8:58PM

Great work Aleks, these material's are incredibly useful and I "extra agree" with the Jeder-ness ness.


[deactivated account]
Wed 1 Apr 2020 11:09PM

Great work Aleks and Team! Simple, practical and I love all the pictures! 👍


Lisa Zulfiqar
Thu 2 Apr 2020 8:11AM

Is Loomio playing up??? I have voted on this 3 times.. None are showing up. But yes agree.


Jason Emmins
Thu 2 Apr 2020 1:58PM

Please see my comment/review below for explanation. I feel there needs to be some more discussion around the whole risk approach but I do like the way its heading. I may be wrong, but it looks geared to the NDIS team and not Jeder as a whole (i.e. how do we manage organisational risk, what responsibilities are there regarding legal requirements etc)= happy to talk through these concerns.


Margaret Henville
Fri 3 Apr 2020 6:34AM

Amazing work Aleks on such a big job, thank you. I think Jason has some good points but is it good enough for now? Yes I think so.


Bernadette Melder Mon 30 Mar 2020 3:28AM

HI there I have had a read and your work is really great. My only suggestion is in the Enabling risk Policy Risk assessment that only reflects things that are important for people, such as medication procedures, hoist servicing, etc. Could we add "Informative decision Making" I am not sure if this is relevant but I find with my VIP's that making informative decisions would benefit from the "Positive risk management process"


Aleks Jovanovic Mon 30 Mar 2020 3:33AM

Thanks Bernie. 😊The plan is that we stop using that risk assessment tool after we’ve rolled out the ‘risk enablement’ process.


Bernadette Melder Mon 30 Mar 2020 4:04AM

Sounds good to me!Thank you for your great work!Bernadette MelderThe Jeder Institute
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Francisco de Paula Mon 30 Mar 2020 9:05PM

This is the way forward- simple, practical and friendly


Brett Pischke Tue 31 Mar 2020 12:04AM

HI these look good. the question I have is there a form that we need to fill out to have on echidna so that the auditors are able to see it. or did I not read them fully.



Aleks Jovanovic Tue 31 Mar 2020 1:33AM

Hi Brett, Once the 'implementation plan/report' is completed, it will be uploaded to Echidna. The document will serve many purposes: it will serve as a replacement for the Cossie report, home visit safety checklist and risk assessment tool.


Jason Emmins Thu 2 Apr 2020 1:56PM

Thanks Aleks for all the work on this.

Few clarifying questions:

In stage three- why would the Sydney NDIS teams only use the documents. Stage 2 is for the bored (or Board) to endorse/approve the documents- after documents are endorsed/approved I would assume everyone would use them. Have the documents been trialled/used at this point in time? It would make sense to me to reverse this- get feedback, trial them, provide outcomes of the feed back/refine if needed, put up another proposal and then seek approval/endorsement by bored/board.

Also, are these documents for the whole of Jeder or just the NDIS team- do we expect CoBU to complete them as well? If so, in what context would they use them?

In terms of references/resources- can you provide the references for these so I can have a look at these in more detail?

Risk Policy:

One of the frameworks is from the UK- is this relevant to Australian Standards for Risk Management?

Page 6 & 7 of the Draft Risk Policy- are all these documents and forms available and relevant for Jeder? for example first aid policy and first aid kit checklist- are these ours?

The Policy does not reflect any risk framework for organisational risks? I may have missed this but it seems its more geared for people with a disability/NDIS?

Implementation Plan-

There is some double up on this form- i.e. budget areas- why are there two areas for the budget?

How does this link to the NDIS practice Standards?

Given the timeframe for the poll, I would like to see another discussion about this at the Risk Jedi- I did see in the Feb minutes that you were taking it to the Syd NDIS meeting for trial. I am going to presume that from that meeting it was decided to put the proposal on Loomio- it makes sense to me that it should have gone back to the Risk Jedi for discussion (I may have missed something here though).

Based on this- I am voting to block as I think there is still a bit more conversation that could benefit the whole framework- I do like the way its heading though.


Aleks Jovanovic Fri 3 Apr 2020 12:27AM

Hi Jason,

Thanks for your feedback, the stage 2&3 steps are Suggested out ou courteousy for members and the bored. It is my understanding that we should collaborate even before introducing ‘trials’. Surely we shouldn’t be implementing trials without the Bored’s blessings? Maybe we can?

as for the context and depth for the use of this approach: Yes eventually, it will be the way we approach risk across the whole organisation. This step is the beginning of a continuous improvement process- it’s an improvement to what we practice atm. (Policy, procedure etc) it will take time to become great. Hopefully we (risk jedi, members, bored) can all Come together over the next 12 moths with a common goal to improve.

references are listed at the bottom of the policy document. I’ll check them again.

The risk Jedi has been operating. Time constraints Have made it difficult to cover and ALL risk, whs, priorities as needed- a hell of a lot of work to be done.

I’m not sure how to respond to the ‘Block’ decision now. What next?




Bernadette Melder Fri 3 Apr 2020 2:54AM

I have read through your excellent work Alek and it is very good, thanks again!!


Margaret Henville Fri 3 Apr 2020 10:28AM

Thanks Aleks, I guess it's watch this space and I'll meet you for a Risk Jedi Zoom on April 8th


Michaela Kennedy Sun 3 May 2020 3:26AM

It seems that @Jason Emmins and @Aleks Jovanovic may need to do a bit more work together to address the clarifying questions. Not my strength and with Jason's pedantic hat on, I'm sure you guys will get it right - driving the change and ensuring compliance. Thanks for all the good work. I'm keen to give it a go. What is important to me for the NDIS members is that we have one form that we can build on over time, which covers quality of life, what is going well and not, risks to people, how to minimise the risks, budgets, goals and action plans. The document can then be shared with NDIS and relevant others.


Margaret Henville Fri 29 May 2020 5:25AM

Hi Folks, I am completing my first Risk Enablement document & struggling with 'Working Budget' pages 16 & 17. All the figures I need to enter I have already calculated using Excel and when I add the data to the budget it throws out the alignment, it feels like a duplication of a large amount of work. Any suggestions? Also I'm not sure how to add rows to the improved daily living.


[deactivated account] Fri 29 May 2020 10:17AM

Hi Marg, I know you are not a Tech guru so what i would suggest is taking a 1 page screenshot of your excel budget sheet (if you can) and then cut out the old Funded Support Table so you have a blank page and pasting the excel screenshot in there. If you would like to email it to me i can do it for you if this is tooo techy for you. 🙂


Michaela Kennedy Sun 31 May 2020 4:35AM

Give me a call Margaret, this budget spreadsheet is based on the one you originally designed. It is an embedded excel


Margaret Henville Sat 30 May 2020 11:24PM

Hi Meredith, Thank you so much, I've managed to get the screen shot into the document!! It's a bit messy but it has saved me tying it all in again.


Alexandria Brown Fri 17 Jul 2020 12:03AM


I'm currently away on leave and will be returning Tuesday July 21st

Kind regards,


Aleks Jovanovic Fri 4 Sep 2020 12:43AM


Hello everyone,

Thank you for your feedback, comments and ideas regarding our risk enablement ambitions. All feedback has been taken on board, and I have updated the relevant policies (link above will take you to them). I am forwarding the three Risk Enablement documents to the board for approval. @Jason Emmins, @Dee Brooks and @Michaela Kennedy, please review the policies and consider endorsing them. There has been lengthy consultation within the Risk Jedi, Sydney Member team, Loomio (all members), Coaches meetings and Continuous Improvement Jedi. @Michelle Dunscombe There may need to be some mild formatting done 🙂- I've done the best I can for now.

Thanks for your support.


Dee Brooks Fri 4 Sep 2020 5:58AM

These are fantastic! Great work, team! I can see some formatting would be useful, yes and add a better quality header but the content is incredible!


Aleks Jovanovic Fri 4 Sep 2020 12:45AM

Oh, there is strong support for 'Risk Enablement' from the NDIS too. Check out their policy!


Mark Cauvin Fri 4 Sep 2020 5:00AM

Great news Aleks! Was thinking the Creative Jedi could cast a eye on the graphics at our next meeting. What do you think? We could make them all consistent in style.


Dee Brooks Fri 4 Sep 2020 5:59AM

Sounds like a great idea! Consistency would really smarten them up!


Aleks Jovanovic Fri 4 Sep 2020 6:17AM

Thanks, Mark, Go for it. I'll try my best to pop into the Jedi.