Scotland - Residential Services
For staff involved in immunisation arrangements, for service users and staff, guidelines must be followed to ensure that safe practice is delivered and accountabilities clear. Policy reviewed and updated with information included on the new COVID-19 vaccine. References and links checked and remain current. The title of this policy has also been changed from ‘Staff Immunisation Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Staff Vaccination and Immunisation Policy and Procedure’.
This policy will support staff on how to safely introduce visiting to the care home if the guidance allows, and the measures to put in place to keep everyone safe. It has been reviewed to include the Scottish guidance ‘COVID-19: Christmas and New Year guidance for Adult Care Homes and Visitors’ which give advice on various festive arrangements over Christmas and includes the pilot testing of visitors over the festive period. References updated to the new revised guidance. All links checked and remain current.
This policy sets out the fire alarm plan for a service. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.
This policy will support a service to maintain the safety and security of all its service users, staff and visitors. It has been reviewed and updated with a statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 on security added, given the impact this has on care homes at present. References also updated to ensure they remain current and a further reading resource added.
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.
This policy will guide staff on the safe maintenance of equipment used within the service. It has been reviewed with a procedural point and new references added.
This policy will inform all staff on the maintenance process. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.
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.
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.
This policy will inform staff on the process to follow for lifts and hoist equipment and what checks are required to ensure they are safe. Policy reviewed with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.