Dental - Health & Safety
This policy has some minor changes – 4.1 has been added to the policy section to cover home workers during COVID-19. The fundamental content of this policy remains the same.
Policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the current pandemic. Updates are COVID-19 specific and section 5.1 has been added, as well as extra references and further reading. All other references have been reviewed and updated.
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.