Avoiding Health and Safety Legislation Pitfalls in Care Homes

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Health and Safety Legislation in Care Homes

How to avoid common traps when it comes to health and safety legislation in care homes.

As a care provider, you know that adhering to health and safety legislation in care homes is vital. However, it can be difficult knowing exactly what you need to do in order to comply with every piece of health and safety legislation in care homes, and what the potential pitfalls are. 

That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide on the potential pitfalls you might not have considered when it comes to health and safety legislation in care homes.

Data privacy

One area of patient safety and security that is sometimes – very regrettably – overlooked is data privacy. In the wake of GDPR now being in full effect, there is less of a reason than ever before not to value data privacy.

Keep this in mind when considering your data privacy:

How easy is it for someone with bad intentions to access your data? If your data is stored using a paper-based system, someone who physically removes it from the premises now has full access to it, it’s likely that’s there is no backup. If the idea of someone wandering in off the street and taking your valuable, confidential data is worrying, it’s time you invested in a system that digitises and automates your data gathering, storage and backup processes.

Display health and safety policy for contractors and visitors

You’re likely aware of the need to make staff aware of your premises’ health and safety policy as part of their induction process, but a vital aspect of adhering to health and safety legislation in care homes is ensuring that visitors and contractors are also aware of your health and safety policies.

A great way to make sure anyone visiting your premises is aware of your policies is to display them during the sign-in process. This way, visitors have to read and agree to on-site health and safety policies before they are allowed to sign into the premises.

Looking for some cost-effective security tips that are easy to implement in your care home? We’ve got you covered! Check out our blog on the best tips and tools to improve security in your healthcare institution.

If your care home is in need of a visitor management system that offers a great user experience and an affordable price that will help you improve health and safety standards, VisiPoint is the ideal solution. For more information, get in touch with a member of our expert team using the form or on +44 (0) 191 341 0016.