Dental - Health & Safety
COVID-19 information and the latest FGDP guidance from 17 June 2020 have been included in references. All other references have been reviewed and updated.
Risk assessments must be performed prior to Dental Practices reopening to keep patients and staff safe – awaiting guidelines from the government and CDO on when general practices can re-open due to COVID-19. Urgent Dental Centres must have risk assessments in place based on the information currently available. Business impact represents changes to the current policy and how that affects business operations. Risk assessments are a key driver of effective risk management.
Policy converted to the new QCS format and reviewed to reflect changes in current legislation with the inclusion of further legislation in order to meet the requirements of best industry practice.
This policy has been updated to reflect and embed professional requirements of employers and employees in order to support the current legislative and regulatory requirements when reporting serious incidents.
Policy has been reviewed and updated in accordance with current legislative requirements and best practice guidelines.
This policy has been updated to reflect further specific examples of risks and hazards within the dental practice that could affect the environment, Patients and staff. Additional safety precautions have also been included along with further reading resources which may support the development of existing policies and practice, alongside staff training.