Policy Updates

Wales - Health & Safety - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 02/03/2021 16:00

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS06

This policy provides detail for staff on how and who to report serious incidents to. It has been reviewed and minor changes to wording for enhanced clarity have been made throughout. There is an update to section 5.4 Health and Safety Executive to reflect requirements for online reporting. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 14:13

Accident and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS01

This policy details the accident and incident reporting process for a service. It 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: 08/10/2020 16:35

Flooding Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS03

This policy will support a service to be prepared in the event of flooding. It has been reviewed with minor content changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 14:43

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS05

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 20/08/2020 16:15

Driving for Work Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS12

This policy will support staff with driving vehicles for the service and covers driving with individuals. It has been reviewed with an additional procedure point added around driving with individuals during the pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 29/05/2020 10:40

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR03

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.

Document Modified Date: 26/03/2020 11:34

Body Temperature Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC06

This is a new policy which will support staff with taking an Individual’s body temperature. It gives guidance on what is a normal and abnormal temperature and highlights the procedure to follow if a fever is suspected. A form is available for staff to record results of the procedure. Although the checking of body temperatures is considered to be a delegated nursing activity, the checking of temperatures may be required by care staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Document Modified Date: 17/01/2020 17:32

Environmental Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS02

This policy details the requirements legislation places on business protecting the environment. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated. An additional further reading resource has been added relating to Welsh Business expectations.

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