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  • 1.0 Are staff aware of health and safety policies and procedures

  • 1.1 Is health and safety poster up to date displayed prominently?

  • 1.3 How do staff access council's health and safety documents (policies, frameworks, guidance)?

  • 1.4 Are staff training records up to date?

  • 1.5 Is there evidence that staff have ability to attend various training offered internally (including e-training)?

  • 1.6 Is there evidence that staff are consulted on health and safety matters?


  • 2.0 Is the fire evacuation strategy correct for the type of building and its use?

  • 2.1 Are staff aware of the policy and what actions are required in case of emergency?

  • 2.2 Are fire action notices displayed correctly?

  • 2.3 Is a copy of the most recent fire risk assessment available on site?

  • 2.4 Have all the FRA outstanding actions been closed off ?

  • 2.5 Are fire drills undertaken regularly?

  • 2.6 Have all staff completed fire safety e-course?

  • 2.7 Have PEEPs been developed and implemented where required?

  • 2.8 Is fire alarm maintained accordingly?

  • 2.9 Is fire alarm tested weekly?

  • 2.10 Are emergnecy lights maintained?


  • 2.11 Are emergency lights tested?

  • 2.12 Is there sufficent number of fire fighting equipment sited correctly?

  • 2.13 Is fire fighting equipment maintained accordingly?

  • 2.14 Are all fire doors sound, closing properly and correctly signed?

  • 2.15 Are all fire exit doors unobstructed and open easily?

  • 2.16 Are fire escape routes unobstructed?

  • 2.17 Is signage sited correctly?


  • 3.0 Is there evidence that all staff have had their risk assessments carried out recently?

  • 3.1 Are specific risk assessments in place where required?

  • 3.1c Has generic risk assessment on manual handling been completed?

  • 3.1d Are workplace risk assessments for staff with medical conditions in use?

  • 3.1g Are display screen equipment self assessment forms used?

  • 3.1e Is administartion of medicines risk assessment in place and comtrol measures followed?

  • 4.4a Are water safety checks completed?

  • 4.4b Are hot and cold water supplies tested?

  • 4.4c Are shower heads cleaned regularly?

  • 4.4d Are infrequently used outlets flashed on a weekly basis?

  • 4.5 Are building inspection carried out regularly?

  • 4.8 Is electrical installation test certificate available on site?

  • 4.9 Are sufficent power points provided to prevent overloading?

  • 4.10 Are RCDs used where 240v equipment is used?

  • 4.11 Is there an up to date register of portable appliances in place?

  • 4.12 Is PAT testing evident?

  • 4.9 Is local exhaust ventilation inspected regularly?

  • 4.10 Is there sufficient provision of welfare facilities?

  • 4.11 Are the risks of slips trips and falls adequately controlled?

  • 4.11a Risk to staff

  • 4.11b Risk to service users?


  • 5.0 Have COSHH assessments been completed for all substances used?

  • 5.1 Have first aiders access to COSHH assessments as required?

  • 5.2 Are COSHH assessments available in the chemicals storage?

  • 5.3 Is there appropriate storage available?

  • 5.5 Have measures been taken to reduce the risk of infectious diseases?

  • 5.6 Is hazardous waste handled correctly?


  • 6.0 Are all staff trained / instructed in safe use and operation of work equipment?

  • 6.1 Are safe systems of work developed and implemented for the use of work equipment e.g lifting service users?

  • 6.2 Is work equipment subject to planned preventative maintenance?

  • 6.3 Is lifting equipment subject to correct inspection regime?

  • 6.3a Is lifting equipment labeled with safe working load?

  • 6.5 Do staff have access to appropriate PPE as identified by risk assessments?


  • 7.0 Is there sufficient number of first aiders available at all times?

  • 7.0a Are all first aid certificates up to date?

  • 7.1 Is there sufficient supply of adequate first aid facilities?

  • 7.2 Are the first aid facilities replenished as and when required?


  • 8.0 Is there evidence that staff report all incident via IRIS?

  • 8.1 Is there evidence that managers undertake a review following incidents?

  • 8.2 Are risk assessments reviewed following incidents?


  • 10.0 bed rails, slips trips,administration of medicines, slings and hoists, falls from height - windows, balconies, starisrs, scalding, visits out in community

  • 10.0 Has the risk of falling from bed been assessed?

  • 10.1 Has the risk of becoming trapped between the rail been considered?

  • 10.2 Has the risk of falls from height been assessed and is there evidence of adequate controls?

  • 10.3 Are medicines stored correctly?

  • 10.4 Are individual care plans followed?

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