MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS 1999
GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT
TASK/OPERATION BEING ASSESSED
FIRST AID (ALL SECTORS)
PURPOSE/METHOD OF WORK
For: All Staff
To provide first aid treatment to members of staff and Clients who have suffered an injury as a result of an accident or who have become ill.
SPECIFIC LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS
LEVEL OF SKILL/TRAINING REQUIRED
Health & Safety at Work etc. Act
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations
General awareness of hazards associated with this type of work.
First Aid Certificate.
Knowledge of location of First Aid boxes needed.
SPECIFIC WORK EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
First Aid Boxes
· Front office
· Staff kitchen on second floor.
Named first aider –
MAIN HAZARDS IDENTIFIED
WHO WILL BE AFFECTED
CONTROL MEASURES TO REDUCE THE RISK
Ensure that the first aider has received adequate information, instruction and training in manual handling techniques.
Ensure only appropriately trained staff are permitted to administer medical assistance.
Wear protective gloves when dealing with any open wound or spilt body fluids.
Gloves must be worn before any attempt is made to clean a wound or administer treatment.
Disinfect all areas and surfaces contaminated by spilt body fluids.
MANUAL HANDLING RISK
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
Has a manual handling risk been identified? NO
Is the risk considered to be Low
Is a further detailed assessment required? NO
If the answer to the above question is YES a separate manual handling assessment will be required to fulfil the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
Is training and instruction required YES
Is there need for special accommodation NO
Is there need for test/examination NO
Is all P. P. E. compatible YES
FREQUENCY OF MONITORING
ASSESSMENT REVIEW PERIOD
> 1 Year
< 1 Year
> 4 Years
The Management Team
Approved – Care Home Manager