Even the relatively safe environment of an office can hide potential risks to employees. Trips and electrical equipment can all contribute to the dangers which is why a risk assessment is key to meeting the standards set out by the Health and Safety Executive.
Even the relatively safe environment of a dental practice can hide potential risks to employees and patients. Slips, trips and falls, the chemicals used, even microbiological hazards and medical equipment can all cause harm, which is why a risk assessment is a legal requirement and the key to meet the standards set out by the Health and Safety Executive and Care Quality Commission.
Having a risk assessment in a care home it’s a legal requirement, especially because of the vulnerable nature of its residents. Visitors, like family or agency professionals also need protecting, alongside staff exposed to slippery surfaces and tripping hazards, for example. You will need in the first place to observe and evaluate the risks residents/staff/visitors might be exposed to and make sure you take appropriate measures to minimise these risks.