Wales - Residential Services - Care Home
Policy reviewed and updated. Now includes reference to COVID-19 and the risks associated with legionella, also added the relevant CIW line of enquiry to support understanding of how policy can inform inspections.
This policy will support a service with the safe management of lifts and hoists. It has been reviewed with minor changes to the policy and missing legislation and Welsh Lines of Enquiry added, additional reference material also included.
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.
This policy outlines the safe management of lifts within a service. It has been reviewed with legislation updates and additional references have been added.
This policy details the requirements in relation to fire equipment and ensuring the service remains safe. It has been updated with fire system changes and ACOPs, and latest references have also been included.
This policy outlines the process a service should adopt in relation to its laundry practices. It has been reviewed and updated to include the latest information and advice regarding the management of laundry during the Covid-19 pandemic. SCIE have provided the content. The SCIE reference should be used to access further detail on best practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This policy outlines how to eliminate cross-contamination between care and catering. It has been reviewed and references updated. Policy now includes reference to COVID-19 and the increased importance of managing contacts between care and catering staff, and the need to follow the latest government guidance.
This policy outlines how to maintain a clean and safe environment for individuals using the service. It has been reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19, and the importance of following best practice guidance. It also highlights the need to review and update risk assessments to ensure that housekeeping staff are working in the safest and most effective way possible.
This policy outlines the process to follow in relation to catering uniforms within the service and to ensure they follow infection control requirements. It has been reviewed and updated to include reference to which of the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) new lines of enquiry are relevant for the policy. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy will guide staff on the processes to follow to ensure that an excellent standard of cleanliness and hygiene is maintained in the service. COVID-19 guidance has been added for housekeeping staff to follow during the pandemic.