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SAFE WORKING PRACTICES

TAKING THE UPMOST CARE

Wren Hall Nursing Home Limited ensures as far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of all persons entering the Nursing Home and its grounds.

The Management recognises its responsibilities under the Health and Safety Act Work Act 1974 and subsequent Regulations.

Breifly there are:

Pink Bullet Point The need to provide for all employees, residents and visitors an environment that is as healthy and safe as is reasonably practicable.
Pink Bullet Point The responsibility for creating and maintaining such an environment
Pink Bullet Point To arrange and give adequate training to all employees to ensure they know what they must contribute

All activities under Management's control are continually assessed and reviewed with regards to health and safety criteria. Our Management consider the statutory requirements as the minimum acceptable and will strive to achieve standards superior to those required by law.

To ensure safe working practices throughout the Nursing Home and gardens the Management maintain a Quality System with procedures covering the following:

Pink Bullet Point Manual Handling
Pink Bullet Point Actions in Case of Fire
Pink Bullet Point Storage and Cooking of Food
Pink Bullet Point Control of Infection and Food Poisoning
Pink Bullet Point Secure Storate of Drugs
Pink Bullet Point Self Administration of Drugs
Pink Bullet Point Drug Misuse/Poisoning
Pink Bullet Point Kitchen and General Hygiene
Pink Bullet Point Sharps Injuries and Disposal of Clinical Waste

As well as the above procedures there are others dealing with admission, care and treatment of Residents and working instructions covering the every-day activities such as personal hygiene, bathing and ear and eye care.

Risk assessment is an on-going activity covering various areas and operations within the Nursing Home, including the manual handling of Residents.

Chemicals used in the cleaning of the Nursing Home are securely stored and only available to the Cleaning or Kitchen Staff.

The three heating systems which provide the Nursing Home with its constant ambient temperature are serviced regularly by approved engineers, as are the electrical system and all electrical equipment. This includes kitchen and laundry equipment, the passenger lift and the various hoists for Residents.

Water for use within the Home for baths, showers and washbasins is strictly controlled to a temperature around 43°C and a check of this temperature is carried out and recorded weekly. The temperature of each bath given is recorded prior to a resident being immersed

All windows in the Nursing Home are restricted to prevent the possibility of Residents from risk of falling out whether they are vulnerable or not.

The driveway and pathways where people need to walk are kept free of leaves in the autumn and ice and snow during the winter periods by the handyman.

The main entrance door is fitted with a security lock, which in normal hours can be accessed by pressing a switch on the exterior. Leaving the premises is achieved by putting a code number into the system. This ensures that Residents cannot go outside the Home unless supervised