Scotland - Health & Safety - Care Home
Hazards occur in any work environment; this policy will inform staff on the process of reporting hazards and what can be done to lessen a hazard. This policy has been reviewed with various changes in all sections, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy has been updated to include minor amendments to the structure and ordering of sections throughout the document. New definitions have been added and existing definitions amended for consistency across related policies. The procedural section has also been updated to include identifying responsible persons and immediate incident response and the remainder of the existing procedure simplified. A new accident and incident form has also been added to the ‘Forms’ section.
Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will guide staff on the normal and abnormal body temperature and methods of intervention.
The regulation became law in Scotland on 01/04/2018 and all staff need to know the process of identifying and reporting any incidents which may be reportable under the Act. This policy was reviewed with a new duty of candour checklist added, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy will help management advise all staff who use display screen equipment on measures to undertake to minimise risk. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
Difficult to quantify as risk is greater in some areas than others (demographics i.e. flood plain areas could be critical where other areas may be higher up thus likelihood is lesser). The risk to life in the event of a flood could be critical as there is the potential for fatalities – not because of speed of evacuation rather low immune system, frailty, ill-health, sensory impairment etc. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
Given this is a central policy for all social care providers, it has a significant impact on effective service delivery. It will signpost management and staff to best practice and guide them on their responsibilities within the Health and Safety Act. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links have been checked and a new reference added.
This policy will inform staff on the training considerations they must undertake to give them the knowledge required in Health and Safety. References and links checked and remain current.
Embedding environmental policy in practice can have a significant impact on any care provider and this review seeks to bring this policy in line with current thinking. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy highlights the issues to be considered within the work environment and the impact this can have on staff.