Health and Safety in Care Homes


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Posted on 30 Jun 2014

The HSE has published a new edition of Health and safety in care homes HSG220 (Second edition) which provides guidance to those providing and managing care homes.

The guidance is intended to give a better understanding of the risks and how to manage them effectively.

The guidance has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents.

Further changes are on the horizon as it is expected that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England will soon become the lead investigator of incidents where residents have been harmed because of unsafe or poor quality care. This change will be reflected in future editions of the guidance.

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