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    • This policy must include:
      • Name of person implementing the policy
      • Name of person responsible for specific health and safety hazards
      • List of health and safety hazards already identified
      • Statement of intention to provide a safe place of work
      • Evacuation of the premises procedure
      • Recording of accidents procedure
    • This must be reviewed as often as needed
    • It is essential to have a health and safety policy:
      • to set standards so everyone knows what to expect
      • to know who is responsible so its easier for staff to know who to talk to
      • to ensure all staff know the correct procedure so there is consistency
      • to maintain the law so that legal proceedings will not be taken against the care setting
      • to provide a safe environment so that both staff and patients will feel secure


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