Policy Updates

Scotland - Health & Safety - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:21

Accident and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS01

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.

Document Modified Date: 11/02/2021 18:04

Body Temperature Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC10

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will guide staff on taking a Service User’s temperature, outlines the normal range and the various routes to conduct the procedure.

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 17:05

Workplace Environment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS10

This policy will help staff understand the risks and conditions within the workplace environment within the care at home office. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

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: 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: 02/10/2020 17:31

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: SHR02

This is a central policy for all social care providers, it has a significant impact on effective and safe service delivery. Policy reviewed with minimal change, 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: 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.

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