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H&S Services for the Health Care Sector

  • Extensive experience in most types of health care provision.
  • Bespoke accredited training specifically for your sector or organisation.
  • Sector specific and HSG(65) auditing.
  • Compliance surveys.
  • Policy documentation and risk assessments.
  • Fire risk assessments

Owen David has 30 years experience in a broad range and size of care organisations including; large hospitals, multisite nursing and residential homes, secure accommodation, supported living and domiciliary care.  We are therefore able to meet your requirements with a support package  appropriate to your needs.

Being a licenced trainer, Owen David specialises in developing and delivering IOSH or ROSPA accredited healthcare training, even on a bespoke organisational basis.   Therefore not only are employees attending a recognised course, employers are benefitting by the training being targeted with even their organisational systems and paperwork being integrated into the course.   Accredited or non-accredited training can be provided for trustees, senior management and managers responsible for the day to day running of healthcare premises with the focus always ensuring the training is tailored to the type of healthcare being offered. An example of our non-accredited training is our 2 hour health and safety seminar for directors in care. More information on our health care training can be found here.

Owen David can undertake compliance surveys and audits on both a corporate level and at the point of care provision. Both are designed to ensure clients meet the needs of the regulatory bodies. The compliance survey will highlight where legal or best practice requirements are not being met, through a physical inspection of the premises and document review including a range of topics such as falls from windows, access to hot water, ligature points and maintenance issues.  The easy to use tabulated report includes a precise itemised list of matters requiring attention, the remedial options to achieve compliance, a priority rating for each item and space to describe remedial action taken. Our management system audit follows the HSE HSG (65) format providing a penetrative analysis of your management system working in practice or we can undertake a mini audit designed to establish how an individual property or site is performing in relation to corporate policy.

Our tailored policy and documentation provision covers hazards specific to the sector and may include; falls through or out of windows, scalding, infection control, access to dangerous areas and COSHH chemicals and challenging or violent behaviour. Following this we can provide topic specific risk assessments for all aspects of care premises including fire which considers the specific nature of the healthcare scenario for example horizontal evacuation.  To this end our consultants have attended the Fire Officer Training College to ensure we are abreast of current thinking in this complex area.