Contractors were informed to report once the fire board had been removed. It was also important that the electrical cables be made safe for several reasons, such as entanglement, risk of electrics and water coming into contact, etc.
Our work is rarely as simple as it first seems.
The next problem was because this was a nursing home, there was the potential risk of exposure to residents, visitors, and contractors.
Work had to be stopped for a further 3 days whilst the Anthrax sample was analyzed, and we also had to ensure the electrics were secure from water.
There have been many situations during my career in health and safety when the working environment has changed suddenly.
This means that dynamic risk assessments should be carried out on the spot.
Dynamic risk assessments are used when you cannot predict changes in circumstances, environments, work practices, or even human behaviours. Therefore, they need continually assessing and should complement the original risk assessment for the site or work being carried out.
In a situation like a nursing home, there are the added problems that some of the residents could be aggressive due to mental health or medication and would be very unpredictable. The behaviours of people are often an issue that’s often overlooked.
Health and safety are about assessing the risks and implementing suitable sufficient control measures, and monitoring those arrangements. But it is also going beyond that and being like a detective to ask what else and if this building is really safe. This is why health and safety must always be assigned to a competent person. That’s why our bespoke consultancy services with consultants like Sarah can help you because she and the rest of our team will do more than just ticking boxes.
Our high-calibre consultants ensure you have expert advice and guidance to proactively manage any risks and keep your people, brand, and reputation safe
Alongside our consultancy services Ligtas offer practical health and safety training to ensure safer working practices are adhered to, like confined spaces awareness, fire awareness, and electrical safety. All can be completed online via our Learning Management System (LMS) in just a few hours.
After all, that’s why people entrust Ligtas with all their health, safety, and consultancy work.
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