Health, Safety and Security

Health care workplaces designed to support people back to good health can in themselves be risky to health. Germs, electrical equipment, worn flooring and spillages all pose hazards for patients/clients and the people who care for them.

But some of the ‘hazards’ we face in our workplaces (which includes patients’/clients’ homes if that’s where we work) aren’t physical. We also need to think about the dangers poor record-keeping can create for patient/client care and the harm that can befall patients/clients when their confidentiality is breached.

Next topic: Infection prevention and control