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This is a company health and safety policy specifically written for the care home sector. If you want a company health and safety policy for another industry, please browse our selection here.
Once you have five or more employees including company owners, directors and sub-contractors, the law requires you to have to have a Company Health and Safety Policy in place. It must be a written policy and must demonstrate your commitment to health and safety at the workplace and often includes additional commitments such as environmental issues and equality and diversity statements such as the ones included in this policy.
All employers have a duty of care to protect their employees and others from harm arising from work activities and the care home company health and safety policy is a document that commits this duty of care to paper.
This Health and Safety Policy is approved by local authorities and carries a host of information broken down into small easy to use sections. To show the full contents of this policy we've included the policies table of contents towards the bottom of this page as way of explanation.
The policy is not just designed to tick the right boxes but also for ease of use. Many policy documents require extensive signatures, alterations and amendments to personalise them to a specific company.
We are more than aware that a policy has to be user friendly for all concerned and as such we’ve created a single cover sheet where you enter your company name, date, signature and a few other bits and you're good to go.
You’ll see from the table of contents below that it's a full and comprehensive document that covers the organisations safety management structure setting out both the employees and employers responsibilities.
It also lists the safe working practices and includes such things as the accident reporting procedure, manual handling and first aid procedures.
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Here’s the table of contents showing what’s covered in the construction company health and safety policy.
As with all our documents this health and safety policy is in Word™ format and is available for instant download.
1 Organisations responsible persons and acceptance signature. (Listed on cover page)
2 Policy Statements
2.01 Health and safety policy statement
2.02 Food safety policy statement
2.03 Risk assessment policy statement
2.04 Environmental policy statement
2.05 Equal opportunities policy statement
3.01 Safety management structure
3.02 Employers responsibilities
3.03 Employees responsibilities
3.04 Information for employees
4 Employee information and safe working practices
4.01 Accident reporting procedure
4.02 Administration and recording of medicines
4.03 Alcohol and drugs
4.04 Bathing residents
4.05 Bedrail entrapment
4.07 Clean and disinfect food areas
4.08 COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health)
4.09 Cross contamination from food preparation
4.10 Cross contamination from food storage
4.11 Damaging knee (from kneeling)
4.12 Desk work. Musculoskeletal injuries and posture fatigue
4.13 Desk work. RSI (Repetitive strain injuries)
4.14 Disciplinary rules
4.15 DSE (Display screen equipment)
4.17 Falls from heights (hop ups)
4.18 Falls from heights (Kick step)
4.19 Falls from heights (Step ladder)
4.21 First aid procedures
4.22 Food safety and hand washing
4.23 Food safety and personal hygiene
4.24 General kitchen safety
4.25 Hot foods and/or liquids
4.26 Manual handling
4.27 Noise for dementia patients
4.28 Objects falls from height
4.29 Office equipment
4.30 Refuse and food waste
4.31 RSI (Repetitive strain injuries)
4.32 Safety signs
4.33 Slip, trips and falls
4.34 Struck by objects
4.38 Welfare facilities