Care Home Health and Safety & Nursing Home Risk Assessment
Balancing everything you need to keep people safe, provide excellent nursing and social care for your residents, and meeting health and safety requirements can be difficult. By taking advantage of the services from the dedicated and experienced team at Avensure, you can let someone else handle the care home health and safety requirements. We carry out a comprehensive nursing home risk assessment and then provide you with the necessary training materials to help you meet all your HSE obligations. Get in touch with us or read on to learn more about how our care home health and safety service can help you stay safe and legal.
Avensure the Name You Can Trust for Health and Safety in Care Homes
Taking on the services of an external HR and health and safety company might seem like it would open you up to any number of problems, but the opposite is true. Avensure has decades of experience dealing with health and safety in care homes and numerous other industries, and our legal experts know everything there is to know about health and safety for care homes, from creating policy to carrying out risk assessments. Rather than trying to understand the detailed HSE legal requirements yourself, call Avensure for advice.
We offer a complete solution for your HR and Health and Safety needs that helps you identify problems and make the necessary changes to be 100% compliant with HSE regulations. On top of that, our care home health and safety advice is covered by comprehensive insurance. This means that as long as you follow our plan, you are financially protected in the event of an H&S issue or employment tribunal proceedings, even if you lose.
Care Home Risk Assessment Audits Available Across the UK
When you get help from Avensure, we start by sending one of our care home risk assessment specialists to your site to conduct a detailed and comprehensive audit. This care home risk assessment can be carried out regardless of where you are located, as Avensure has a vast network of specialists and consultants spread throughout the UK. If you are located in a remote area, rest assured that we can arrange for a specialist to travel to you. We understand the importance of having a detailed and expert risk assessment for elderly care homes. We won’t delay – our health and safety consultants are ready to go at a moment’s notice to audit your care home so we can give you a complete report on what issues need to be urgently addressed and how you can do this.
Avensure Has Many Years Experience Supporting Health and Safety in Nursing Homes Across the UK
Avensure knows what it takes to stay compliant with care home health and safety regulations. For years we have been supporting health and safety in nursing homes alongside other sectors from retail to construction. Our consultants have conducted risk assessments on the best and worst care homes in the country. Our follow-up support have seen countless large and small businesses achieve complete compliance with HSE regulations.
Our care home health and safety consulting services are a favourite with our clients because we provide a complete solution covering documentation, advice, legal and administrative support. By turning to Avensure, our clients have a highly professional and multi-skilled team on hand at all times, saving them money on directly employed health and safety experts and removing the risk of liabilities or penalties.
We have been with Avensure for 18 months now and continue to be impressed and fully supported by our dedicated expert, Janet Boot. Having a dedicated contact, allows us to develop our relationship, Janet knows and understands our business and our challenges. Janet is always at the end of the phone and if unavailable, we are fully supported by a colleague. The team have provided us with contracts, handbooks, template letters, all drafted to suit our business needs. Its definitely been a great choice for our business and I’d recommend Avensure to anyone looking for HR services.
Care Home Health and Safety FAQs
What are the hazards in a nursing home?
There are both common hazards within a nursing home, like slips and falls, and hazards unique to a medical environment, such as medication errors. Some of the most common you need to be aware of are:
· Slips and trips: Wet floors and loose cables or wiring can be extremely hazardous to older residents
· Fire: While this can happen anywhere, a care home’s kitchen is the most commonplace for one to start
· Spread of infections: Both contagious diseases and non-contagious infections are serious risks in a care home
· Security: It is essential to ensure the premises are safe
· Medication errors: Residents of a long-term care home often take several medications, increasing the risk of a mistake or complication
With an Avensure care home risk assessment, we highlight everything you need to address in your care home and help you develop a plan to mitigate these risks.
What is a risk assessment in a residential care home?
A nursing home risk assessment identifies anything that could cause an injury or have a negative impact on staff, residents, visitors, or contractors. It is effectively an audit of health and safety in residential care homes and is used to create a plan that mitigates or reduces the identified risks. Avensure are experts in carrying out audits and nursing home risk assessments, and we know exactly what to highlight when we inspect your premises.
Why is health and safety important in a care home?
Care home health and safety is essential for the same reasons that health and safety is critical in any environment: It reduces the likelihood of an accident or injury and the likelihood of severe accident or injury. Also, proper health and safety in nursing homes is a legal requirement, and failing to fulfil your obligations can lead to fines, legal action, and potentially a complete shutdown of the care home.
What is health and safety in a care home setting?
Health and safety in care homes is the process by which risks and hazards are identified – whether tripping on cables or receiving an injury during clinical waste disposal – and mitigated. Care home health and safety can be seen as a collection of steps taken to mitigate both the likelihood and severity of an accident or injury on the premises, both to staff and residents.
Arrange a Care Home Risk Assessment Audit Today with an Avensure Nursing Home Health and Safety Advisor
For expert care home health and safety help, get in touch with Avensure today to begin the process. We’ll start by sending a care home health and safety advisor to your premises to carry out a complete and comprehensive risk assessment audit that will highlight exactly where your care home is succeeding or falling behind in its approach to health and safety. From there, we will send you training materials to help you understand your obligations. Lastly, we work with you to improve your care home health and safety policy and ensure that you meet all of the requirements.
Getting compliant is as easy as calling us when you take advantage of our expert care home health and safety advice. Send us an enquiry online today with some of the details of your care home, and we will be in touch to answer all your questions and arrange a care home health and safety audit.