Health and Safety
Birchington Medical Centre statement of general policy.
- To employ only trained staff (or trainees that are supervised by a suitably qualified person)
- To provide suitably safe facilities and equipment [that has regular safety checks]
- To have established procedures for evacuation of the premises in case of an emergency
- To have Infection control procedures in place
- To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities
- To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety
- To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
- To ensure safe handling and use of substances
- To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees
- To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training
- To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
- To maintain safe and healthy working conditions
- All work areas to be kept clean and tidy
- All rubbish to be cleaned away
- All gangways and staircases to be kept clear at all times
- All spillages of water, chemicals or other substances to be cleared immediately with due respect to the content of the material spoilt
- No machinery or other equipment to be run without necessary guards and safety equipment in position and in full working order
- Excepting for clinical emergencies, no person will be allowed on site under the influence of alcohol and/or non-prescribed drugs
- To establish and maintain fire extinguisher and fire points
- To prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health
- To record any accidents in the Accident Book and immediately report any such accident to the Practice Manager
- To review and revise this policy as appropriate at regular intervals
If you see anything that causes you concern, please report it to a member of practice staff who will pass it on to the appropriate duty manager.
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