This HSG220 guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents. It will also be of interest to others working in social care.
This new edition is being published in a period of change. At the time of publication (June 2014), HSE and local authorities investigate serious worker and resident incidents. Under the Enforcing Authority Regulations, HSE regulates homes with nursing and local authority owned or run care homes. Other homes are regulated by local authorities.
It is anticipated, however, that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England will soon become the lead investigator of incidents where residents have been harmed because of unsafe or poor quality care. These, and any other changes in regulation across Great Britain, will be reflected in future editions.
Using this guidance in conjunction with ACOP L8 and HSG274 we will be able to give care homes throughout the UK the guidance and monitoring requirements needed to keep compliant with all current legislation.
The elderly and vunerable people who occupy such care homes are among the top risk people who could contract the legionnaires disease. Make sure your care home and residents are fully protected and you are meeting your legal obligations.
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