Residential care homes

If you are the owner or manager of a home, you need to be aware of the implications of any hazards existing at your premises. Risk assessments should cover a wide range of areas to ensure that the health and safety of your employees and residents is effectively managed.

The common health and safety issues associated with care homes include:

  • First aid provision
  • Hazardous substances
  • Control of infection
  • Moving and handling
  • Aggression or violence to staff
  • Work-related stress
  • Legionella
  • Water temperatures
  • Hot surfaces
  • Asbestos


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidance – Health and Safety in Care Homes

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NG24 1BY

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