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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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Immunisation of Personnel in the Workplace

Immunisation of Personnel in the Workplace ›

4th October 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety

Introduction Healthcare personnel come into contact with patients on a day to day basis. They may be exposed to pathogens when then come into contact with blood or bodily fluids during the course of their work. There are different immunisation requirements for clinical, non-clinical and laboratory personnel. The clinical personnel (doctors, nurses, care personnel, dentist…

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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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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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Fire safety in the workplace

Fire safety in the workplace ›

8th August 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety

‘In 2013-14 there were 322 fire-related deaths in Great Britain. 41% of fire-related deaths in Great Britain were caused by the victim being overcome by gas, smoke or toxic fumes. The other leading causes are burns alone (20%) and combination of burns and being overcome by gas or fumes (20%)’. Fire Statistics: Great Britain April…

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