Policy Updates

Wales - Residential Services - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 18/10/2021 21:38

Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WMR01

This policy details the processes in place for managing electrical systems and equipment. It has been reviewed with amendments throughout. Definitions have been clarified, including updating PAT information. References to the COSHH Regulations have been removed. An additional procedure section makes reference to the requirement for action on safety-critical defects following the EICR.

Document Modified Date: 27/10/2020 17:20

Dilution of Chemicals Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Cleaning Region: | Reference: WSC03

Policy reviewed and now includes reference to the Care Inspectorate Wales Lines of Enquiry. No other changes to wording or content made as policy is still relevant and up to date.

Document Modified Date: 23/10/2020 16:58

Service Equipment Maintenance Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME05

Policy reviewed and updated with minor changes. This policy now includes reference to COVID-19 and the management of visits to the service for maintenance purposes.

Document Modified Date: 23/10/2020 13:05

Supply of Individual’s Own Food Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Catering Services Region: | Reference: WKC08

Policy reviewed and updated with minor changes. These include reference to CIW Lines of Enquiry and explicit detail that any food being brought in by a third party will be in addition, and that the service will always ensure that dietary and cultural needs are being met. References also updated with specific link to food and nutrition best practice in Welsh Care Homes.

Document Modified Date: 16/10/2020 17:55

Catering Cleaning Schedule and Audit Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH01

This policy outlines the process of the cleaning schedule to ensure the service remains safe. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 16/10/2020 17:47

Catering Hazard Analysis (HACCP) Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WKH02

This policy sets out the framework for HACCP within the service. The policy has been reviewed with no change to the content. The Welsh Lines of Enquiry have been added.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2020 13:06

Water Temperature Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME06

This policy will support in ensuring water temperatures remain within recommended requirements to avoid individuals being affected by burns and scalding, which could have a significant impact on them and the home through adverse publicity. All staff need to be aware of the severity of burns and scalding as such an incident would be a safeguarding issue. This policy has been reviewed with new forms added that staff should familiarise themselves with. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 13/10/2020 11:22

Catering Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Catering Services Region: | Reference: WKC02

This is an overarching policy to support with the suite of food and catering policies at the service. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 05/10/2020 14:03

Visiting Contractors Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WMB06

Policy reviewed and updated. Now includes reference to COVID-19 and the importance of risk assessing the need for contractors to visit the service. The Visiting Contractors Declaration form has also been updated to reflect COVID-19.

Document Modified Date: 16/09/2020 15:45

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME02

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.

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