Policy Updates

Scotland - Registration - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 04/12/2020 16:43

Fire Alarm Response Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMR02

This policy sets out the fire alarm plan for a service. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 09/10/2020 15:50

Lone Working Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SPM12

The policy will guide staff on how to keep safe when working alone and confirms that the staff member must feel confident and competent to work alone. It has been reviewed with some content changes and a new form has been added. References and links have also been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 17:14

Pre-Admission and Admission Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: SCA13

Pre-admission and admission are fundamental parts of running a successful service. Service users, families, regulatory bodies, and staff want to be assured that needs can be met at the service and this policy sets the standards to efficiently deliver this assurance by means of an effective framework. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 17:33

Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMR01

This policy details how to ensure that electrical safety is maintained by the service. It has been reviewed and additional references and updates added to the content that staff should familiarise themselves with.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 08:46

Catering Management Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Residential Services Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: SQK02

This policy will guide staff on the overall catering responsibilities and requirements. It has been reviewed with minimal change. Reference and links have been 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 17:04

Care Service Inspections General

Registration and Inspections Inspections Region: | Reference: SRI05

This policy will help support staff to understand the inspection process conducted by the regulator. Policy reviewed and updated to include the new key question for use in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic. References and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/09/2020 10:28

Catering Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Catering Services Region: | Reference: SKC02

This policy will give the reader the overarching information they will require about catering and signpost them to further, more specific information on various aspects of catering procedures.

Document Modified Date: 19/08/2020 12:16

Maintenance Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMB03

This policy details the maintenance procedures for a service to follow. It has been reviewed and the procedure updated to reflect “Hot works” and “Permit to Works” with additional bits of information. There is also reference to working safely, barriers and locking off areas, making the area safe, cleaning up and removing tools after completion or away from the work. A Permit to Work template has also been provided in the Forms section.

Document Modified Date: 13/07/2020 13:33

Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE03

This policy underpins each employer’s approach to discrimination and equal opportunities. It can assist should any claim be brought for discrimination, as if the employer can show that it has a properly implemented equality and diversity policy, this can be used in defence of such a claim. As the sanctions for non-compliance are contained in other policies, this is more for reference purposes, hence the lower business impact. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change and a reference to bullying has been added. References and links checked and remain current.

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