Health & Safety In Care Homes

health and safety for care homes

Business Safety Solutions are your reliable and trusted health and safety consultants in Chester that provide dedicated health and safety in care homes. Our main services for care homes include health and safety policies, fire risk assessments, and health and safety audits. When it comes to providing health and safety services for care homes, Business Safety Solutions provide a sensitive and sensible approach as we are aware that vulnerable people are at greater risk of injury, slips, and falls.

Our approach is far from a ”box-ticking exercise” and we provide bespoke action plans and systems that fit your residential care home. Business Safety Solutions aim is to formulate a strategy that suits your business, meets legal compliance and frees up your time to focus on the business.

Healthcare and specifically care homes are one of the most monitored and audited business sectors which is largely due the vulnerable nature of the people that it seeks to help. Business Safety Solutions understands and empathises with busy care managers that have a lot to handle on a daily basis.

This is why we offer a fully outsourced health and safety service for care homes that ensures you are maximising safety for the vulnerable and also complying with the latest health and safety legislations.

If you’re looking for dedicated health and safety consultants in Chester or the surrounding areas for your residential care homes, we would love to hear from you today. We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation which you can book with us today on 01244 455277 or use our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

Care Home Health & Safety Services

health and safety for care homes

Business Safety Solutions provide a wide range of health and safety services for residential care homes to ensure full compliance. Services that we offer include the following;-

Health & Safety Policies

In line with Health and Safety At Work Act 1974, all residential care homes and businesses are legally-obligated to have a health and safety policy written and in place if you have 5 employees or more. Essentially, a health and safety policy is your commitment towards health and safety. Clear and realistic aims and objectives should be outlined in a typical H&S policy.

For example, for residential care homes, aims may include to regularly review the health and safety policy to check if it can be further improved for the safety of the vulnerable tenants. The organisation of health and safety within your care home is the second part of the document which will outline who’s responsible for specific health and safety roles. Finally, the last part of the document will cover health and safety arrangements. This part is where you get more specific on your systems, approach, and procedures.

Health & Safety Audits

Here at Business Safety Solutions, we also provide health and safety audits for residential care homes. If you’ve neglected health and safety procedures for a sustained period of time or you’ve put it on the back-burner, BSS offer health and safety audits to ensure that your care home is fully compliant with current health and safety regulations, as well as assessing how well you’re following processes and analysing current performance. A typical H&S audit will be audited as follows; Management Team Competence, Frequency Of Safety Checks, System For Reporting Hazards, and analysing the current Fire Risk Assessment.

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments are ultimately the responsibility of the property owner. A fire risk assessment is a legal obligation for all non-domestic properties, including care homes, and failure to comply will result in heavy prosecution and fines. Fortunately, Business Safety Solutions are here to offer comprehensive fire risk assessments to keep employees, visitors, and residents safe. A typical fire risk assessment is conducted as follows;-

•Identify potential risks and hazards throughout the property where fire risks many be prevalent.
•Decide who could be harmed and how. Also who is at the most risk currently.
•Reduce these risks to a level that is as low as possible.
•Evaluate the safety precautions that need to be put in place and implement.

Contact Us Today

For more information regarding our health and safety services for care homes, get in touch with us today on 01244 455277, or use our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

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