How to benefit from risk assessment

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

It’s easy to assume that risk assessment is only there to ensure regulation is adhered to. In reality, it can offer the care home owner a great deal more. It can help to improve the running of a care home, and can help insurance cover to be tailored. Risk assessment can also give your insurer the power to defend claims, in fact it is the best way for an operator to meet his or her obligations while also improving the safe running of their care home. For example, setting down a fire safety plan is a legal requirement and helps an owner or manager to consider how quickly and effectively residents can be got to safety. But it’s not just legal obligations that a plan addresses. If there is a need to evacuate for any reason – a gas leak or even terrorist attack – there is a tried and tested procedure in place. Manual handling requires regular assessment to ensure standards, are met but effective risk management here can also make good working practices simply a matter of course. Risk assessment is not only a proce

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