Auditors Sean Rixon and Peter Burton from bsi
Tulgeen Group welcomed auditors Peter Burton and Sean Rixon from bsi on site from 22 to 24 August as they undertook a three yearly re-certification Audit of Tulgeen’s Social and Disability Enterprises on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.
All four Social Enterprises – Stitches and Prints, Tulgeen Packaging Services, Bega Valley Workcrew and the Riverside Nursery as well as Tulgeen’s Governance and Management are reviewed to ensure that they meet the National Standards for Disability Services. These are six national Standards which apply to Disability Service Providers and they ensure that Tulgeen’s Supported Employment workplaces offer consistency, quality and respectful environment for people with disability to work. Each Standard is linked to Indicators of Practice which determine Tulgeen’s success in providing a good practice service.
The Indicators of practice provide guidance on the activities and ways of working that should be in place to support the standard. They describe what services need to do in order to meet each standard and what individuals, family and carers can expect. The National Standards for Disability Services Evidence Guide includes examples of evidence that services may use to assess whether and how they are meeting each standard.
Supported Employee Gavin Irvin sees Peter off at the audit’s end
The audit has concluded today and Peter Burton will publish his findings shortly. Tulgeen has been advised that Re-certifcation has been passed.
Congratulations to our Social and Disability Enterprise staff for a brilliant job in providing the necessary support and creating a work environment where Tulgeen’s Supported Employees are valued and able to contribute every day.