Scotland - Residential - Learning Disability
This policy will inform staff on Legionella. Whilst it is not known to transfer from person to person, nonetheless can have an impact on business operations in that resources are diverted to the risk at hand. Staff who get legionella impact the business due to their unavailability. From a customer/resident relationship is the blame culture in which the client has a duty of care.
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.
Fire is always a risk within services and all staff must be aware of how to minimise the risks by being aware of the equipment to use and how to ensure it is well maintained
This policy will help staff manage lifts within the service, and identify which checks are required at which intervals by the professionals.
This policy will guide service users, relatives and staff on how to manage food items being brought into the service.
This policy will guide staff on laundry processes and how to ensure that safety is paramount for both staff and Service Users. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and the references checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy will inform staff on the best practice around food hygiene and how to ensure practice delivered is safe. It has been reviewed with minimal changes and references checked and remain current.
This policy will help staff to plan how to clean the various areas within the service and ensure there is sufficient stock of cleaning products. There are links to several best practice areas within Scotland which will furnish the user with more information. The policy has been reviewed with minimal changes and references updated to ensure they remain current.
This policy will guide staff on the hazard analysis process and guide them to practice safely.
This policy will guide staff on how to ensure that mealtimes are optimised to ensure they are as enjoyable as possible, to include service users in the menu process and ideas on how to increase fortification when required. The policy has been reviewed, references and links have been checked and remain current. A guidance document has been added to the ‘Forms’ section which provides information on how to increase calories in food (fortification).