Health and Safety
Our Practice Policy is to establish as safe a workplace as possible for all persons working in and visiting the surgery premises. All employees will be given access to information they may need in order to work safely. We also accept responsibility for the health and safety of other people such as patients or contractors who may visit the premises and who may be affected by our activities. We will ensure that any equipment used is regularly and efficiently maintained. In particular we will establish a Fire policy to include the maintenance of fire safety equipment and we will ensure that all electrical equipment is serviced as per legal requirements. The Practice will establish policies to store, handle and transport all substances hazardous to health. Staff will be trained in order to ensure that the standards of health and safety are maintained. We note that, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all employees have responsibilities to co-operate with the doctors and practice manager to achieve a healthy and safe workplace and to take reasonable care of themselves and others.