Care Home Risk Assessment
Care Home Risk Assessment
If you are an owner, provider or manager of a care home then you have a legal obligation to ensure an adequate care home risk assessment has been carried out.
We have the professionals available to ensure that you are fully compliant with UK law.
Following the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, UK law requires that; All owners, providers or managers of care homes must ensure the safety of their employees and residents. This requires that every UK care home must have an adequate risk assessment of their premises.
Responsibility of ensuring that a risk assessment in a care home is undertaken, lies with the owner, provider or manager of a care home. Protecting your employees and residents is the responsibility of this person who must make sure a suitable care home risk assessment is carried out. In the event that an adequate assessment is not undertaken, the owner, provider or manager of the care home will be held accountable. Punishment for failing to abide by the regulations could result in heavy fines or even jail terms. Therefore, it is vital that you undertake a care home risk assessment.
Care Home Fire Risk Assessment
To ensure that you comply with current health and safety legislation; government guidance states several key components that should be noted in a care home risk assessment. These are:
- Moving, handling, slips and trips - floors, corridors and stair safety
- Violence, aggression or challenging behaviour from residents
- Specific hazards, eg. falls from windows, scalding and burning, bed rail entrapment and legionella
- Infection control and drug administration
- Ensuring that employees are correctly trained and informed
- Updating the risk assessment regularly, or when new changes to the care home come into place.
Assessing risk in a care home must be carried out by a competent person. This is so a competent person can identify hazards, decide who might be harmed and evaluate the risks involved. These findings would be recorded and implemented, ensuring that correct training is given where necessary and that the assessment is reviewed in accordance to significant changes.
Our team of qualified consultants can provide you with an extensive care home risk assessment, ensuring that you are fully protected in regard to the relevant health and safety laws.
Our NEBOSH-accredited consultants offer a best-in-class service, providing you with all the relevant information and advice that you need regarding care home safety. Our specialists take practical steps to protect people and ensure that you are fully covered in regard to legislation.
The professional services that we provide are designed to give you a tailored risk assessment suited to your care home, protecting your residents and your workers.
Call our friendly customer care team today for more information and advice on how we can help you assess the health and safety in your care home.
We are happy to answer any queries that you have and we can also offer you a free quote for our services. Call us today on 0800 211 8331.