social care

2016 challenges: tell us what you think

On 4 January, SHP Online will publish ‘expert predictions’, a thought-provoking exclusive for SHP in which we ask over 20 Read More

Healthcare: why people handling training is not relevant

In one of my last roles, I spent many and hour investigating accidents and incidents around the equipment used to lift people in social and healthcare environments. Read More

Risk assessment guidance aims to support the individual

New guidance on sensible risk assessment in health and social care has been published by the HSE. Read More

Employee attitudes to H&S a challenge for social care

Worker attitudes represent the biggest obstacle for social-care professionals in implementing health and safety policies, according to research by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS). Read More

“Escalating risk” of violence to social workers wasn’t acted on

A social care organisation failed to take adequate action to protect service staff from a potentially aggressive client with learning disabilities, despite staff being exposed to a number of violent incidents involving the individual over a 21-month period. Read More

Lone workers targeted as part of health and safety makeover

Front-line staff, including neighbourhood officers and anti-social behaviour workers, are the focus of the first part of a new campaign by housing group Regenda to demystify health and safety for its employees. Read More

Housing association to pay £135,000 over scalding death

A Birmingham-based social landlord has been fined £100,000 after a man was severely scalded in a bath at a hostel, and later died in hospital from his injuries. Read More

Government wields axe over safety inspections

Agriculture, quarries and health and social care are to be excluded from proactive HSE inspections, despite acknowledgement that they remain comparatively high-risk sectors, the Government confirmed today (21 March). Read More

“Dangerous” restraint methods led to patient’s death

A care-home resident died after being physically restrained in an "inappropriate and dangerous" fashion by untrained staff, a court heard. Read More

Housing group failed to prevent proliferation of legionella

A housing provider has pleaded guilty to failing to manage the risks from legionella, a build-up of which was discovered at one of its sheltered-accommodation schemes in Essex. Read More

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