New and Expectant Mothers at Work Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

Precautions taken to protect the health and safety of the workforce as a whole will, in many cases, also protect new and expectant mothers. However, there are occasions when, due to their condition, different and/or additional measures will be necessary. This policy aims to reduce any identified risks to new and expectant mothers and provide guidance on specific control measures required to protect them. This policy also acknowledges relevant legislative provisions and confirms the organisation’scare service's commitment to compliance.

Information and Consultation with Staff Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

The organisation has a legal obligation to consult with employees in certain situations, for example when collective redundancies are proposed. It believes, however, that the organisation and its employees benefit from the sharing of views and opinions in other areas. The procedure below provides guidance on when and how the organisation will consult employees and the methods of consultation.

Infection Control Management: In-depth

Monday, August 3, 2020

Infection control is the name given to policies and procedures intended to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among staff and service users. All of the staff working in a health or social care home or a domiciliary care setting are at risk of infection, or of spreading infection, especially if their role brings them into contact with blood or bodily fluids like urine, faeces, vomit or sputum.

Health and Safety: Risk Assessment and Control (Scotland) Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This policy is intended to set out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care service’s approach to assessing risks to health and safety in line with the national health and social care standards set out in My Support, My Life, in particular:

Pest Control Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This policy describes the care provider’s approach to any form of pest control need to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in line with all statutory requirements. It will apply mainly to care homes though it might apply to domiciliary care services in some circumstances.

Staffing Levels and Rotas in Care Homes (Wales) Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This policy sets out the values, principles and policies underpinning this home’s approach to its staffing. The home aims to be fully compliant with the staffing regulations set out in Regulation 34 of the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017, which is in force from April 2018. The home is also mindful of local authority requirements under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

IT Disposal Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This information technology (IT) asset disposal policy is concerned with managing the secure disposal of equipment owned by the organisation but no longer required.

Mobility (England) Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care provider’s approach to supporting the mobility of its service users, whilst also maintaining staff safety in the performance of their tasks to support their users’ mobility.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Wales) Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This organisation considers that staff, service users and visitors should be as safe as possible from the threat of harm through contact with chemicals or other dangerous substances. The organisation recognises that the best way to ensure this state of safety exists is to comply fully with the law as set out in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) and the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017 and accompanying statutory guidance, particularly Regulation 58: Health and Safety.

Responding to Accidents and Emergencies (Domiciliary Care) Policy

Monday, August 3, 2020

This organisation recognises its responsibility to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to provide working conditions which are safe, healthy and compliant with all statutory requirements and Codes of Practice. However, the organisation recognises that accidents are, even in the safest of working environments, from time to time inevitable, despite the best efforts of staff, service users, relatives and other professionals to prevent them. Such occurrences must be handled by the organisation and by its staff so as to minimise threat and injury to all, including service users, relatives and the general public. They must also be reported and the reports acted upon by the organisation so that accidents can be minimised in the future and the organisation and staff can learn from their experiences.