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Electric Safety in the Workplace

Electric Safety in the Workplace ›

5th June 2016 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Every day, in every business, there is one bill the employer will pay and that is the electricity bill. Electricity is used constantly, whether it is boiling a kettle, using a computer or equipment. It is intrinsic to our lives and is vital for our day to day activities. It is easy to take for…

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Health & Safety and the Volunteer

Health & Safety and the Volunteer ›

13th May 2016 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Volunteer week is on its way and is a celebration of all the good work done by over 21 million volunteers in the UK. The week will commence on the 1st June and continue until the 12th June 2016. Everywhere events are in the planning stages to celebrate the achievements of the positive contributions of…

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The value of monitoring in the workplace

The value of monitoring in the workplace ›

28th February 2016 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Monitoring health and safety in a work environment is important as it gives senior management the information they need to make informed decisions on ensuring the work environment remains safe to everyone. The information gathered from monitoring can be used to ensure current working systems and processes are altered where identified as necessary and become…

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How to move people without tears

How to move people without tears ›

Making sure your staff use safe moving and handling techniques is one thing; making this client centred can be quite another. I was speaking to our Moving and Handling in Service trainer the other day, as she had just been reviewing the feedback from a recent session. Happily, the feedback was mostly positive and the…

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The outdoor hazards in winter

The outdoor hazards in winter ›

1st February 2016 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Health & Safety , Health and Safety

The cold icy winter weather is here and has dug its heels in. Are you and the residents of your care home looking through the windows willing the rain and wind to stop and warmer weather to come? Staff still need to travel to and from work and will be outside for a part of the…

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The (ANTT®) Approach

The (ANTT®) Approach ›

16th December 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety , Infection Control

What is Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®)? Aseptic Non Touch Technique is a unique clinical practice framework developed in the 1990s and now used in many healthcare work places. It is used internationally and in the UK National Health Service. It is a series of clinical guidelines reviewed by peer specialists in different medical fields…

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Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSDs)

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSDs) ›

3rd December 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

The Facts The latest HSE statistics have been released and confirm work related muscular skeletal disorders to be one of the highest rates of absence from work with over 9.5 million working days lost on an annual basis. In 2015 there were reported 553,000 cases of WRMSDs with 169,000 of these new cases. There are…

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Fire Safety in The Home

Fire Safety in The Home ›

31st October 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Healthcare workers support service users in their home to lead active independent lives. This home environment is also a working environment for the support workers and employers need to consider the different hazards that can exist in a person home. This article will review fire as a potential hazard to support staff. Legislation The employer…

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Health and Safety in the General Practice Medical Centre

Health and Safety in the General Practice Medical Centre ›

24th September 2015 | Categories: GPs , Health & Safety , Health and Safety

General Practice Medical Centre Environment – Responsibilities  The general practice medical centre has a duty of care to its staff, patients and visitors. The practice partners have an overall responsibility of the health and safety of the practice, whilst the practice manager has to ensure that health and safety arrangements are implemented. All personnel at the…

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in the dentist work environment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in the dentist work environment ›

18th September 2015 | Categories: Dentists , Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Dentist Environment In a dentist environment, personal protective equipment (PPE) will need to be worn by personnel to ensure that they are protected from the biological hazards that they could potentially be exposed to. The employer has a duty to undertake a risk assessment to determine what the PPE requirements are for the different staff…

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