Health and safety & risk assessments in care homes

Getting health and safety right in a care home is very important; everyone wants to know their loved one is in a safe environment. Management should be capable of managing the risks in care homes through the use of health and safety and risk assessments in care homes, protecting those who are most vulnerable.

Everyone in this sector knows the importance of maintaining high standards satisfying the requirements of the regulators and CQC. High performing care homes recognise that managing Health and Safety issues is not only a legal duty but makes good economic sense. Employers can ill afford the losses resulting from accidents at work and work related ill-health. Not to mention the adverse affect this can have on reputation.

Running your care home is very demanding so it is not surprising that owners and managers cannot be health and safety specialists as well. Experienced consultants should be able to assist with the following, and more:

» Your legal framework
» Managing health and safety
» Risk assessments both specific and generic
» Fire risk assessment
» Reporting and investigating incidents
» Assistance with Regulators
» Hazardous substances
» Infection control
» Moving and assisting
» Work related stress
» H&S Training including “Mental Capacity Act” awareness
» Safe use of bed rails