Policy Updates

Wales - Health & Safety - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 22/10/2020 12:51

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR02

This policy outlines the overarching health and safety policy for the service and has a ‘statement of intent’ template available in the forms section. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 17:00

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS04

This policy will support with identifying potential hazards in the workplace. It has been reviewed with legislation references updated, procedural content reviewed and updated. References have also been updated and additional ones added.

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: 25/08/2020 18:33

Admission and Discharge Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: WCA18

Policy updated with a new section in relation to a chaperone process that maybe required when supporting individuals to attend hospital visits or admissions. References have also been updated to ensure they remain current.

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: 14/04/2020 09:39

Accident and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

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

This policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the new requirements relating to reporting certain incidents relating to COVID-19 as a RIDDOR.

Document Modified Date: 26/03/2020 11:50

Body Temperature Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC10

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: 06/03/2020 09:16

Workplace Environment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS07

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.

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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