SOCIAL CARE SERVICES
"Meg’s knowledge and experience proved invaluable in helping me to hit the ground running and to meet several immediate health and safety challenges head-on. I would thoroughly recommend the services provided by CHASE Consulting."
Des Green , Health and Safety Manager HFT
The social care industry is a large and complex one involving a large, diverse workforce, providing support for a predominantly vulnerable population.
Recent studies indicate that there are over 190,000 cases of work-related illness and 72,000 non-fatal injuries reported within the social care industry every year. Incidents involving stress; moving and handling injuries; slips, trips and falls; and violence and aggression are commonplace
Employees have the right to work in a healthy and safe workplace, while the people they support should receive care that is safe, and takes their needs, freedoms and dignity into account.
It is all about people and it’s important that risks to those being supported, and those posed to their support staff, are sensibly and proportionately managed in ways that respect their rights, freedoms and dignity.
Managing these different needs will sometimes present unique and complex situations which can, when not effectively managed, result in serious harm to employees or those they support. You need to be aware of the different risks and control them effectively.
As an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety. You could appoint yourself as a competent person or one or more of your workers. However, if you are not confident of your ability to manage all health and safety in-house, or if you are a higher-risk business, you may need some external help or advice.
This is a service that CHASE Consulting Ltd can provide.
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