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Health and safety tips for surgeries

Health and safety tips for surgeries

Health and safety is important for any business including GP and dental surgeries.  Practice Managers have a duty of care to their surgery staff, patients and visitors.This is to ensure that health and safety procedures are implemented and that all staff are aware of the safety measures in place.

Other considerations with health and safety is the risk of liabiliy insurance claims. Making sure you have robust measures in place, can help avoid accidents and in turn potential liability claims

The below tips may help your surgery be as protected as possible from liability insurance claims, if these tips are already a part of your practice's daily routine you're in a good position to keeping staff and patients safe on your premises.

1. Check that the parking area and walkways are always well maintained, so that the pathways are smooth and safe from uneven surfaces, potholes or cracks.

2. Check refrigerators frequently, to make sure no water is leaking on the floor and that they are still working. This avoids refrigerated vaccines becoming unusable and wasted.

3. Make sure any interior areas are will lit and especially the staircases.

4.Regularly check carpeted areas, walkway mats and wooden floors for loose, torn or damaged sections. These should be replaced immediately to avoid trips and falls.

5. Keep the front desk and reception area clutter free.

If you'd like to discuss surgery insurance options with us, under no-obligation, email us at: .  More information can also be found here on our website.

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