Risk Health and Safety

pdf Bedrails (Safe Use) Policy & Procedure (474 KB)

Key policy Issues:

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

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pdf EHRIA - Bedrails (511 KB)

 

pdf Policy on a Page - Central Alerting System (CAS) (306 KB)

pdf Central Alert System (CAS) Policy & Procedure (383 KB)

KEY POLICY ISSUES:

  • What is the Central Alert System
  • Responsibility of the Trust
  • When a Central Alert is received
  • How the Central Alert System works

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pdf EHRIA - Central Alert System (508 KB)

 

pdf COSHH - Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (376 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 EHRIA - COSHH (548 KB)

 

pdf Display Screen Equipment Policy & Procedure (1.40 MB)

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 (468 KB)

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 Fire Safety (Including Arson) Policy (202 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 (454 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 Policy on a Page - Health & Safety (504 KB)

pdf Health & Safety Policy (259 KB)

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.

It is management’s responsibility to:

  • Assess and record in writing any significant risk caused by work or training activities.
  • Provide and maintain safe plant and systems of work.
  • Make arrangements for the regular assessment, control and transport of articles and substances, which are classified as hazardous to health and providing hazard data with all such items
  • Provide safe places of work with safe access and egress.
  • Provide and maintain a working environment which is safe and without risk to health.
  • Ensure effective systems are in place to manage stress within the Trust’s workforce, and where appropriate, ensure that adequate resources are available to support those systems.

At the same time, the Trust draws to the attention of its employees their own responsibility:

  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
  • To co-operate with the Trust and its managers to achieve proper health and safety standards at work.
  • Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare at work.
  • Report any accident/incidents or near misses in accordance with the Trusts Incident Reporting Procedure.

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pdf EHRIA - Health & Safety (501 KB)

 

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

pdf Incidents, Serious Incidents and Learning from Deaths Policy & Procedure (2.17 MB)

This policy is a key document in directing staff to the processes for capturing information on all incidents, accidents and serious incidents and near misses and sets out the following:

  • Accountability and responsibilities for incident and accident reporting
  • Serious incident, incident and accident reporting procedure
  • Relationship to safeguarding children and adults at risk
  • Managing a serious incident, incident or accident
  • Causal analysis and contributory factors

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pdf EHRIA - Incidents & Serious Incidents (603 KB)

 

pdf Latex Policy and Procedure (372 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 Policy on a Page - Ligature Risk (507 KB)

pdf Ligature & Anchor Point Risk Reduction Policy (1.04 MB)

This Policy applies to all inpatient accommodation in all Care Groups.
All inpatient settings must consider the risk that their patient group may attempt self-harm /
suicide using ligature items or anchor points.

If it is determined by the service that the inpatient patient group do not present a risk of selfharm
to themselves then a risk assessment must be carried out, countersigned by the Service
Director and held on file on the Trust risk register.

This policy has been produced in collaboration with Dr David Duffy of Greater Manchester
West NHS Foundation Trust and acknowledges and thanks him for the work that he has
undertaken in creating a ligature audit tool.

 

pdf Management of Closed-Circuit Television Cameras Policy & Procedure (397 KB)

This policy and procedure details the Trust's arrangements for the management of Closed-Circuit television cameras to ensure that the privacy of individuals can be maintained, whilst enabling the Trust to make use of the technology effectively.

 

pdf Medical Devices Management Policy (877 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

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pdf EHRIA - Medical Devices (537 KB)

 

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 (667 KB)

KEY POLICY ISSUES:

Local Police liaison and safety provision involves a range of interventions and the purpose of this policy is to ensure clarity and consistency with regard to Police liaison across the Trust with the aim of providing safe and supportive services.

This policy identifies:

  • Trust board level and organisational responsibility for Police liaison
  • Local systems and protocols for the reporting of incidents which may require Police involvement, including links to the relevant multi-agency policies and procedures.

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pdf EHRIA - Police Liaison Policy (469 KB)

 

pdf Risk Management and Strategy Policy (659 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 (847 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 (392 KB)

This Policy has been developed in accordance with Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Legionnaires’ disease the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.

The Policy applies to the Estates and Facilities Department. The policy aims to set out the process for the Water Hygiene 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 (430 KB)

This policy is a key document in directing staff in the process for ensuring safe lone working. Working across all disciplines and services across the Trust and sets out the following:

  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Clarification of A Lone Worker
  • Environmental Assessments

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pdf EHRIA - Working Alone (518 KB)