Health and Safety in Care Homes Audit

The Health and Safety Audit Tool is an essential resource for care sector organisations committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and compliance. This comprehensive audit tool is designed to help you systematically review and document all aspects of health and safety within your facility, ensuring a safe environment for both staff and residents.

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The Health and Safety Audit Tool is an essential resource for care sector organisations committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and compliance. This comprehensive audit tool is designed to help you systematically review and document all aspects of health and safety within your facility, ensuring a safe environment for both staff and residents. With a user-friendly format and detailed checklists, this tool simplifies the auditing process, making it easier to identify potential hazards, implement corrective actions, and achieve continuous improvement in your health and safety practices.

Legislation and Guidelines

Our Health and Safety Audit Tool is developed in accordance with key UK legislation and guidelines, including:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: Ensuring that employers provide a safe working environment for their employees and any others who may be affected by their activities.
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: Requiring employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities.
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) Standards: Ensuring compliance with the fundamental standards set out by the CQC for health and social care providers.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002: Ensuring safe handling and storage of hazardous substances.
  • Fire Safety Order 2005: Mandating fire risk assessments and safety measures in all workplaces. This tool is designed to help care homes and facilities align with these regulations, promoting a culture of safety and compliance.

Scope

The Health and Safety Audit Tool covers a broad range of areas critical to maintaining a safe care environment. Key sections include:

  • Fire Safety: Assessment of fire risk, fire equipment, and evacuation plans.
  • Workplace Safety: Evaluation of housekeeping, lighting, ventilation, and electrical safety.
  • Equipment Safety: Review of medical and manual handling equipment maintenance and usage.
  • Infection Control: Examination of hygiene practices, PPE availability, and compliance.
  • Staff Training and Competency: Verification of health and safety training records and first aid provisions.
  • Accident and Incident Reporting: Procedures for reporting, recording, and investigating accidents and incidents, including RIDDOR compliance.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Readiness for various emergencies, including the availability of emergency kits and contact information.
  • Workplace Ergonomics: Ensuring ergonomic workstations and equipment for staff.
  • Emergency Lighting: Regular testing and functionality of emergency lighting systems.
  • Legionella Control: Risk assessments and control measures for Legionella in water systems.
  • Chemical Safety: Safe storage, handling, and documentation of hazardous substances.
  • Security Measures: Implementation and maintenance of security systems and access controls.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing: Support programs and resources for staff mental health and wellbeing.

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Important Notice

These audit templates have been created by industry experts to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for conducting various audits within care home settings. They are intended to be adapted to meet the specific needs and circumstances of each individual purchaser.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the information provided, The Training Initiative accepts no liability for the contents of these templates. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Regular reviews and updates are essential to maintaining an effective audit and compliance strategy.

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Health and Safety in Care Homes Audit