Policy Updates

Scotland - Health & Safety - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 26/10/2020 11:44

Duty of Candour Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance - Administration Region: | Reference: SAR38

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.

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Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 16:59

Display Screen Equipment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS09

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.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 16:31

Flooding Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS03

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.

Document Modified Date: 07/10/2020 14:37

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: SHR01

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.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 08:40

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS05

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.

Document Modified Date: 23/09/2020 13:44

Environmental Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS02

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.

Document Modified Date: 23/09/2020 10:37

Workplace Environment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS07

This policy highlights the issues to be considered within the work environment and the impact this can have on staff.

Document Modified Date: 20/08/2020 14:59

Driving for Work Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS12

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.

Document Modified Date: 17/08/2020 14:45

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS06

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if a serious incident occurs and advises on which organisations must be contacted.

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 16:04

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: SHR03

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.

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