Expert Insights

Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Health and Safety

05th April 2017

The use of mobile phones at work – Part 2 of 2

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

In the previous blog, we wrote about how the use of a mobile phone by a support worker resulted in...

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02nd March 2017

The use of mobile phones at work – Part 1 of 2

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Mobile phones are everywhere. I remember a time when there was no such thing as a mobile phone and later...

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31st January 2017

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 requires all employers to assess employees’ potential exposure to EMF (Electromagnetic...

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22nd December 2016

The Festive Season is here!

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

References The party season has already begun with preparations well underway in healthcare premises such as care homes, residential homes or...

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28th November 2016

Adverse Weather – Keeping Warm and Well this Winter

Philippa Shirtcliffe QCS Clinical Policy Lead

As I was driving home last night at 8pm after doing the ‘mum’s taxi’ bit, the motorway overhead signs were...

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13th November 2016

Falls from Height – Identifying Risks in Care Homes

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Falls from height are generally associated with working on constructions sites or off scaffolding where a refurbishment project is underway....

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09th October 2016

The ‘Competent Person’ – Health & Safety

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Whilst undertaking a recent compliance review audit I was asked the meaning of the word ‘competent person’. This word is...

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22nd July 2016

Fatalities in the Residential Home

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

My last blog mentioned a death at work in a nursing home caused by lack of bed rail management. A...

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05th June 2016

Electric Safety in the Workplace

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Every day, in every business, there is one bill the employer will pay and that is the electricity bill. Electricity...

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13th May 2016

Health & Safety and the Volunteer

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Volunteer week is on its way and is a celebration of all the good work done by over 21 million...

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