Burns and Scalds Risk Assessment Policy

Care home name:

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Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to describe the home's approach to assessing and reducing the risks to residents of being burned or scalded as a result of coming into contact with hot surfaces or hot water.

Policy Statement

The home recognises its duty of care to protect residents from being harmed or injured by environmental hazards, by making sure it complies with all health and safety requirements and the national care environmental standards by having radiator covers, pipe covering, non-heat-conductive surfaces, hot water signs, etc that reduce the risk of people being burned or scalded.

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