Health and Safety Checklist

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Health and Safety:

1. Current legislation on safe practice in care setings-

  • Summary HASAWA
  • Record Keeping
  • The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996
  • Health and Safety Law Poster
  • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Health and Safety Policy Document

2. Safety and Security-

  • Carrying out formal risk assessments
  • Stage 1- look for hazards
  • Stage 2- assess who may be harmed
  • Stage 3- consider the risks and decide whether more should be done
  • Stage 4- document the findings
  • Stage 5- Review the assessment and revise if necessary
  • Reducing risks in different types of care settings
  • Hazards associated with equipment and materials
  • Hazards associated with people
  • Environmental hazards
  • Health and safety policies
  • Early warning systems
  • Use of safety and warning signs
  • Safety features
  • PPE
  • How does


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