Wales - Health & Safety - Domiciliary Care
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.
This policy has been fully updated to reflect the need to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and ensure effective, safe and timely discharges from hospital. Checklists are included to support clear communication between providers. The policy applies to transfer to or from hospital or respite care. The title has been changed from ‘Hospital Discharge Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Admission and Discharge Policy and Procedure’ to reflect the additional content and this policy replaces policy number WCA17.
This policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the new requirements relating to reporting certain incidents relating to COVID-19 as a RIDDOR.
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.
This policy sets out how the organisation maintains a safe working environment for staff and visitors. It has been reviewed with minor content changes only. There is an addition to the Lines of Enquiry to demonstrate compliance with the Welsh regulations and references have been checked and remain current.
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.
This policy details how the service can fulfil health and safety requirements and there is a Statement of Intent available in the Forms section. It has been reviewed with the addition of the new Lines of Enquiry established by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). In addition, references have been reviewed and expanded upon.
Policy updated to include reference to the new Lines of Enquiry developed by the Care Inspectorate Wales, and also to be clearer on the need for home care workers to be responsible for having an awareness of hazards and the need for hazard reporting.
This policy outlines the need for health and safety training to ensure that staff are competent in their roles. It highlights the importance of a training matrix system and the need to continually review training needs for all staff. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes, additional legislation added and the references checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy outlines the DSE process to ensure the health and safety of all workers that use DSE applications. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.