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2nd July 2014

Health and safety in care homes guidance 'extensively' re-written

The guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive and aimed at care home providers and managers has been extensively rewritten. A new version of the guidance was published at the end of June 2014 and contains a number of new topics. It brings together a list of key risks to both workers and residents and should be essential reading for anyone working in social care.

The guidance comes at a time when two firms - one a construction firm, the other a healthcare provider - have been sentenced following a court case after the death of an elderly resident at a care home in Manchester.

Irene Sharples, 92, was living at Alexian Brothers Care Centre on St Mary’s Road in Moston when a heavy fire door fell on her during renovation work. She died just under four weeks later as a result of her injuries. Ms Sharples had dementia and had wandered into a building site at the home.

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Click through to our public resources section of the website to download a FREE COPY OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IN CARE HOMES GUIDANCE

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