Risk Health and Safety

pdf Bedrails (Safe Use) Policy & Procedure (272 KB)

Key policy Issues:

  • Reduce injury to patient, staff and carers
  • Identify responsibilities
  • Identify training requirements
  • Reduce litigation claims

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pdf EHRIA - Bedrails (364 KB)

 

 

pdf Central Alert System (CAS) Policy & Procedure (239 KB)

pdf Central Alerting System (CAS) Policy on a Page (154 KB)

This policy and procedure details the trust arrangements for the receipt, dissemination and confirmation of actions undertaken in relation to alerts received by the trust from the Department of Health and Social Care Central Alerting System

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pdf EHRIA - Central Alert System (508 KB)

 

pdf COSHH - Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (241 KB)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002(as amended) are designed to protect employees and other people from risks associated with all hazardous substances produced, used, handled, processed, transported or disposed of at work.

The COSHH regulations requires that eight basic principles are followed and control of exposure will only be regarded as suitable and sufficient if these principles are followed. This policy and procedure will explain those principles in more detail.

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pdf COSHH EHRIA (412 KB)

 

pdf Display Screen Equipment Policy & Procedure (435 KB)

Policy & procedure for the management of display screen equipment.

KEY POLICY ISSUES:

  • The law
  • Responsibilities
  • Procedure
  • Risk Assessment

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pdf EHRIA - Display Screen Equipment (499 KB)

 

pdf Driving Safely at Work Policy (3.14 MB)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) takes extremely seriously the health, safety and welfare of its entire staff. It recognises the risks to staff that need to drive in connection with work and is committed to the prevention of injury, loss of life and damage to property from work-related driving incidents. The purpose of this policy is to enable the Trust to meet its obligation to protect staff so far as is reasonably practicable from occupational road risks associated with work-related driving.

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pdf EHRIA - Driving Safely at Work (411 KB)

 

pdf Electrical Safety Policy (516 KB)

pdf Electrical Safety Policy on a Page (749 KB)

The policy aims to set out the process for the Electrical Safety management for all properties owned, managed, leased, rented or shared by the Trust.

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pdf Electrical Safety EHRIA (398 KB)  

 

 

 

pdf Fire Safety Policy (263 KB)

pdf Fire Safety Policy on a Page (85 KB)

KEY POLICY ISSUES:

  • Statutory Requirements (the law)
  • Key Responsibilities of persons in the Trust
  • Training & Advice
  • Reporting of all Fire Incidents
  • Arson Prevention

The policy was reviewed and revised particularly to address the replacement of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (with their amendments). These have been replaced by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which came into force on October 1st 2006. Other revisions to reflect the changes introduced by the amalgamation of the predecessor organisations to form Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have also been included.

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pdf EHRIA - Fire Safety (379 KB)

 

pdf First Aid Policy (260 KB)

This policy is to provide and maintain a safe and health working environment.  The Trust also accepts its responsibilities for the health and safety of staff, patients, visitors and outside contractors invited onto it's premises.

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pdf EHRIA - First Aid at Work (351 KB)

 

pdf Health & Safety Policy (140 KB)

pdf Policy on a Page - Health & Safety (177 KB)

All staff are expected to comply with the requirements as laid down in this Health & Safety Policy and all Trust Wide Health & Safety Requirements.    

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) recognises its statutory responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of its staff, clients and visitors using its services and facilities.

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pdf Health & Safety EHRIA (247 KB)

 

pdf Incidents & Serious Incidents Policy (1.32 MB)

pdf Policy on a Page - Incidents & Serious Incidents (384 KB)

The purpose of this policy is to ensure all incidents are reported and investigated appropriately, proportionate to their level of severity.

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pdf EHRIA - Incidents & Serious Incidents (454 KB)

 

  pdf Latex Policy and Procedure (282 KB)

 KEY POLICY ISSUES:

  • Prevention and management of Natural Rubber Latex Allergy NRLA
  • Responsibilities
  • Procedure
  • Glove selection
  • Skin Care Protocol
  • About latex Allergies 
  • Screening Tools

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pdf EHRIA - Latex Policy (490 KB)

 

pdf Learning from Deaths Policy (509 KB)

pdf Learning from Deaths Policy on a Page (146 KB)

The purpose of this policy is to ensure all unexpected physical health related deaths are reported and investigated appropriately and proportionately to their level of severity. The Trust will implement the requirements outlines in the Learning from Deaths (2017) framework as part of the Trusts existing procedures to learn and continually improve the quality of the care provided to all patients.

 

 

This policy is for staff use only. To request a copy, please contact the Corporate Governance Team on:

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THIS POLICY IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW.

For more information, please contact the Corporate Governance Team on:

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pdf Medical Devices Management Policy (175 KB)

Controls assurance is no longer in use but is at present the only benchmark in effective Medical Devices management. The Trust will continue to use these benchmarks as best practice.

  • What is a Medical Device
  • Responsibilities
  • Risk Management of Medical Devices
  • Equipment Registers
  • Training
  • Maintenance

 

 

pdf Moving and Handling Policy & Procedure (792 KB)

KEY POLICY ISSUES:

  • What is Moving and Handling?
  • Responsibilities
  • Risks and risk assessments
  • Use of equipment
  • Training requirements

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pdf EHRIA - Moving & Handling (483 KB)

 

THIS POLICY IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW 

WHILST THE POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW, THE CONTENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS REMAINING CURRENT PRACTICE

pdf New, Expectant and Nursing Mothers Policy & Procedure (375 KB)

This document outlines the procedure to follow at notification of a new, expectant or nursing mother. This procedure aims to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the new, expectant or nursing mother by minimising any hazards and reducing risk.

 

pdf Police Liaison Policy (647 KB)

NHS organisations have a legal duty to provide a safe and secure environment under sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees, service users, visitors and members of the public.

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pdf EHRIA - Police Liaison Policy (469 KB)

 

pdf Respiratory Protective Equipment Policy (1.17 MB)

This Document sets out the procedures and guidance for the management, assessment, selection, maintenance and use of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) that must be worn by staff and/or visitors where a hazardous environment has been identified.

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pdf Respiratory Protective Equipment EIA (150 KB)

 

pdf Risk Management and Strategy Policy (349 KB)

KEY POLICY ISSUES:

Accountability and Responsibilities for Risk Management for:

  • The Board of Directors
  • Service and other Directors
  • General Managers, Service Managers and Matrons
  • Anyone with supervisory level responsibility
  • All staff (including bank and agency)
  • Fair Blame Culture
  • Whistle-blowing
  • Risk Management Targets
  • Risk identification process

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pdf EHRIA - Risk Management (428 KB)

 

pdf Policy on a Page - Slips, Trips & Falls (500 KB)

pdf Slips, Trips & Falls Policy (899 KB)

This policy and procedure details the Trust arrangements for minimising the risks presented from slips, trips, and falls.  It covers the legislative requirements, individual responsibilities and training requirements, risk assessment methodology, risk reduction guidance and specific clinical guidance with regards to falls prevention.

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pdf EHRIA - Slips, Trips & Falls (470 KB)

 

pdf Stress at Work – Prevention and Management Policy & Procedure (634 KB)

  • Responsibilities
  • Stress Management Standards
  • Line Managers responding to reports of stress
  • Stress assessment tool

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pdf EHRIA - Stress at Work - Prevention & Management (527 KB)

 

pdf Water Safety Policy (278 KB)

pdf Water Safety Policy on a Page (134 KB)

The policy aims to set out the process for the Water Safety management for all properties owned, managed, leased, rented or shared by the Trust.

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pdf EHRIA Water Safety (502 KB)

 

pdf Working Alone (Personal Safety) Policy and Procedure (138 KB)

The purpose of this policy is to provide clear instructions to trust employees on the minimum standards to be applied where working alone takes place.

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pdf EHRIA - Working Alone (409 KB)