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.
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.
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.
This policy will support staff with driving vehicles and covers driving service users, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. It has been reviewed with an additional procedure point added around driving with service users during the pandemic, a new reference was also added.
This policy details the risk assessment process to ensure that any risks that may occur within a service are reduced or controlled. It has been updated to reflect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new sections added. References have also been added and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy is in relation to seeking consent from a Data Subject that is GDPR compliant. It has been reviewed and references have also been updated to ensure that they remain current.