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Chartered Health and Safety Consultants covering the following areas: Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Wem, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Kidderminster, Worcester, Pershore Malvern, Royal Leamington Spa, Worcester, Worcestershire,Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, Stafford, Stoke, Burton upon Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Northampton, Daventry and surrounding areas.
Health and Safety Consultancy and Safety Training for schools, nurseries, academies, hospitals, care homes, domiciliary care, retailers, shops, offices, pubs, hotels, manufacturing companies and small contractors.
Risk Assessments, Workplace Audits, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Warden, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, CoSHH Assessments and more.
Up to 90,000 young people pass through the care system each year. Care home providers for adolescents usually need to adhere to Ofsted inspections in addition to dealing with a large number of visitors from social workers to medical teams. Staff exposed to long working hours, managing the upkeep of the home as well as dealing with adolescent issues are just some of the challenges dealt with on a daily basis.
Safety is important and needs to be approached creatively and should not be seen as simply another another legal burden or bureaucratic chore. A planned approach to managing risk should be seen as an enabler, not just to prevent accidents and work related health problems to both staff and service users. Many homes of this type care for between 3 -
CASE STUDY -
A privately owned adolescent care home provider with 7 properties located in Shropshire & Cheshire needed a programme of site visits to carry out consistent workplace audits and identify staff training needs. Each property houses 5 residents, mainly on long-
What did the Health and Safety consultation involve?
Adele carried out H&S inspections and documentation audits at all premises to provide an in depth report for the company directors on health and safety inconsistencies and to prepare the training requirements.
The workplace audits at each location did not identify many non-
Each property visit resulted in an workplace audit report being supplied to the company owners as well as an overall HSG65 audit report to identify consistent failings that needed to be managed in relation to company-
The training package for all staff members was developed following the property visits to take into account processes carried out in conjunction with the management controls. Accident records were reviewed to ensure that training provided related to the type of accidents & incidents relevant within the company. Training included:
Handling aggressive behaviours
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Outcomes from working across all sites
By delivering consistent training to all employees, the company directors can be assured that staff receive suitable information relating specifically to company policy and procedures. Having visited all sites the consultant was aware of working practices and the layout of each property, therefore designing the course material which is bespoke to the company.
Staff were encouraged to be participative within the course, and were familiar with the consultant following the site visits. Having a built a rapport between the trainer and the attendees allows for staff to highlight health and safety issues that they are concerned about and relative action can be taken to make improvements.
Feedback provided to the employer to show that employees have raised concerns on health and safety matters led to a complete review of risk assessments and the generation of a health and safety committee to take the issues raised forward. The directors at this company encouraged involvement from staff to raise the standard of health and safety and the commitment is always encouraging for staff, service users, Ofsted inspectors and the safety consultant.
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