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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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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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Infection control and safety in the dental practice

Infection control and safety in the dental practice ›

13th September 2015 | Categories: Dentists , Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Every person at some stage in their lives will have entered a dentist practice. Most people will see the dentist on a regular basis to ensure a planned preventative dental inspection of their teeth is in place to identify at an early stage any dental problems. Behind the scenes, the dental team are responsible for…

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Safety during a day trip

Safety during a day trip ›

4th September 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

When the sun’s shining is a time when most service users in healthcare environments enjoy a day out into the local community or further afield. A well-planned day trip provides excitement, interest and a sociable time for those on the trip. A day trip to a museum, national heritage trust property or a show needs…

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First aid at work

First aid at work ›

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

First aid is a requirement in all work environments, and its initial objective is to preserve life and then to ensure the continuation of life. A person can suffer a heart attack or stroke or other serious life threatening illness whilst at work. Workers may have conditions or disease and choose to continue working whilst…

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Health & Safety – Driving to work

Health & Safety – Driving to work ›

20th August 2015 | Categories: Health and Safety

Today we live in a mobile world with every part of life moving at a rapid pace. Movement of people to and from their home environment usually involves a form of transport and, for some, this means driving to work in their own or a company vehicle. Some work positions are static which means the…

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Fire risk assessments explained

Fire risk assessments explained ›

13th August 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety , Health and Safety

Fire risk assessments are undertaken to identify the potential fire hazards and determine what control are to be put in place to prevent, control and manage a potential fire. Legal duties and responsibilities The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places duties on the responsible person within a workplace to undertake a fire risk assessment….

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The Bathroom – Safety First

The Bathroom – Safety First ›

23rd July 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety

We are all familiar with the contents in a bathroom, so you would think that the bathroom would be considered a safe environment by most people. However, the bathroom is a work environment in some sectors, in particular the care industry. All nursing homes will have bathrooms which may be with an en-suite or an…

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DSE: Display screen equipment management

DSE: Display screen equipment management ›

20th July 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 gives a definition of DSE as “display screen equipment” means any alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved. The person who uses the computer is the user which means an employee who habitually uses display screen equipment as a significant part of their…

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