Safety Procedures and Measures

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  • Safety Procedures and Measures
    • Procedures
      • Emergency evacuation procedures
        • Ensures staff know their responsibilities in an emergency for quick/fast action
          • Provides guidance for staff and service users to keep them safe
      • DBS checks for all staff
        • Ensures checks are carried out so staff are safe to work with
      • Safeguarding policy and procedures
        • Staff are aware of safeguarding issues and what action to take
      • First aid policy and procedures
        • Appropriate treatment by trained staff
      • Food safety policy and procedures
        • Promotes good food hygiene practise and reduces the risk of food poisoning
      • Carrying out risk assessments
        • Individuals are protected from avoidable injuries and equipment will be fit for purpose
      • Complying with the requirements of legislation
        • Promotes good practise and ensures a safe environment
      • Staff training
        • Alerts staff to potential dangers which enables staff to do their job safely, reducing risks and ensuring a safer environment
      • Ensuring appropriate staff to child ratio
        • The level of supervision will be related to the individual needs and improves standard of care
    • Measures
      • Fire safety notices in every room
        • Promotes awareness of safety procedures, Informs care workers and service users where to go and what to do in an emergency as well as keeps staff and users safe
      • Signs indicating fire exits and assembly points
        • Promotes awareness of safety procedures, Informs care workers and service users where to go and what to do in an emergency as well as keeps staff and users safe
      • Fire doors kept clear
        • Safety warning signs (wet floor, no smoking, danger: corrosive, no entry
          • Raises awareness of possible hazards and helps prevent accidents
        • Fire blanket available in kitchen areas
          • Fire alarms throughout the building
            • Wearing protective clothing
              • Wearing items such as goggles prevents injury and aprons/disposable gloves prevent the spread of infection
            • Fire extinguisher available by each external exit
            • A procedure is a process where as a measure is a specific action

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