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Care Providers Legal Obligations for Injuries on Premises

If a person is injured in a care provider's premises, what are the legal obligations of the care provider towards that person?

Dear Raj,

The Health and Safety Executive have published a guidance document specifically about Health and Safety in a Care Setting:

Health and safety in care homes  HSG220

You can find this guidance document at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg220.pdf

This is a comprehensive guide to Health and Safety in a care setting and is sensitive to the fact that care homes are the individual service user’s own home.

The guidance specifically refers to visitors and your responsibilities and your responsibilities for instance at 2.3.

My advice to you would be to download this guidance document (if you haven’t done that already) and to work through the guidance to make sure that your Health and Safety Policies and Procedures meet the most up to date requirements.

With best wishes.

Sheila


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.







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