Regulations and procedures for health and safety exist in every walk of life – and adult social care is no exception.
Whilst it is a legal requirement for all employers, health and safety needs will depend on the type of care organisation - and they will vary.
Care organisations must ensure that staff - and people who use their services - are protected and prevented from injury and accident in the workplace, and have a safe environment in which to work.
As an employee, you will have to undertake health and safety training as part of the national standards for induction under the Care Certificate
It is important that no matter what your role you get to know your organisation’s health and safety policies, the arrangements for implementing them, and understand health and safety practices.