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Equipment

Access Equipment

Specialised equipment is available for loan to enable students with physical disabilities to participate in preschool/school.

The range of equipment provides for:
dot point   Seating
dot point   Transfer and Standing
dot point   Toileting / Self Care
dot point   Mobility
dot point   Classroom Access.

Contact: seru
Telephone: (08) 8235 2871.

Preschools/schools are responsible for the purchase of equipment valued under $200.

Guidelines for Provision
Frequently Asked Questions
Access Equipment Catalogue (Online Version)
Access Equipment Catalogue (PDF Version)
Access Equipment Brochure
Access Equipment Request Form
Health Professional Documentation for SERU Applications (PDF Version)

Return to TopGuidelines for Provision

Schools requesting equipment:
dot point  Obtain a letter from a Health Professional to support the application for Access Equipment
dot point  Download a Request for Access Equipment Form
dot point  Forward the request form with the Health Professional recommendation and the relevent extract from the NEP to SERU.

SERU will forward a loan agreement prior to delivery. The Principal/Delegate is required to sign the agreement and return to SERU. The equipment will be delivered to the school by courier.

The school may need to contact the therapist when the equipment arrives. Equipment must be used as described in the child/student Transfer and Positioning Care Plan or as recommended by the therapist.

Return to TopFrequently Asked Questions
dot point  What is a Loan Agreement?
dot point  How do we go about modifications or repairs?
dot point  What happens when a child changes school?
dot point  What happens when a child leaves school?
dot point  What are the safety requirements for sites on electric equipment borrowed from SERU?


Return to TopWhat is a Loan Agreement?

dot point   Access equipment is available for loan for use by students within DECS sites.
     It remains the property of SERU. It is not to be transferred between students, and must
     be returned to SERU when the student no longer requires it.
dot point   The loan agreement is sent to school sites prior to dispatching the equipment.
     The agreement details loan terms and includes the schools responsibilities.
dot point   Damaged, lost or stolen equipment must be replaced through an insurance claim
     by the relevant preschool or school
dot point   Access equipment will only be dispatched after the relevant loan agreement/s
     have been signed and returned to SERU.

Return to TopHow do we go about modifications or repairs?

dot point   Contact SERU if equipment requires repair.
dot point   If modifications are required to equipment on loan a new Request for Access Equipment
     form and letter from the health professional must be sent to SERU.

Return to TopWhat happens when a child changes schools?

dot point   SERU must be notified when a child student transfers to another school.
dot point   Loan agreements will then be sent to the new school.
dot point   School staff contact the DECS courier to arrange transfer of the equipment to the new school.
dot point   If a child/student leaves school, the school must return the equipment to SERU.

Return to TopWhat happens when a child leaves the school?

dot point   When a child leaves the DECS site the equipment must be returned to SERU immediately.

Return to TopWhat are the safety requirements for sites on electric equipment borrowed from SERU?

dot point   All equipment is regularly tagged by SERU
dot point   It is the site's responsibility to ensure that tagging is carried out on equipment while on
     long term loan
dot point   SERU has a service contract with Huntleigh Healthcare for the servicing of
     change tables and hoists.
dot point   Country sites are contacted by Huntleigh Healthcare to arrange a time to carry out the service at the school.

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