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Document ID (ISN)62207
CIS number 94-931
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0673-2
Year 1993
Convention or series no. HSG 104
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health and safety in residential care homes
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury CO10 6FS, Suffolk, United Kingdom, 1993. iv, 75p. 57 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance for owners and managers of residential care homes and for employees and safety representatives on meeting their duties under health and safety legislation. The main risks associated with machinery, equipment, substances and work practices found in such homes are described along with measures to safeguard both workers and residents. Contents: legal duties; health, safety and welfare of residents; management of health and safety; notification of incidents; occupational health and control of harmful substances; water temperatures; manual handling; general working environment; central heating systems; electrical safety; kitchen, laundry and outdoor safety; violence to staff.
Descriptors (primary) long-term care facilities; plant safety and health organization; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) legionellosis; harmful substances; manual lifting; electrical safety; hazard evaluation; first-aid services; scalds; legislation; violence; data sheet; responsibilities; safety and health training; notification of accidents and diseases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
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