We offer bespoke, outsourced Health & Safety, HR and Online Training to those working in care homes, all across the country! Our team are experts in the fields of Employment Law, HR, Health & Safety and Training, working closely with our client to give them a personal service.

Working in care homes can be a very rewarding job, but it’s not without its fair share of Health & Safety and HR issues. It’s our job to create solutions to these issues, allowing you to focus on the care of your residents. Carers are not only responsible for themselves, but those in their care also, which is why we want to look after your Health & Safety and HR for you.

You may be asking, how are Wurkplace different from any other outsourcing company? We never use long-term contracts with our clients, which allows them to stay fully in control of their services.

We also don’t believe in using call centres, we give a personal service from the get-go, you can speak to our advisors from day 1 – allowing us to support you straight away.

 

Care Sector Health and Safety

Wurkplace provides outsourced Health and Safety services to a multitude of clients across the UK, including care homes! Care work has its own unique set of Health & Safety challenges, which is why our services are bespoke, allowing us to create tailored solutions to fit your care home.

What are the top three Health and Safety issues facing the care industry?

  1. Reporting Incidents in Care Homes – The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (or RIDDOR) puts the responsibility of reporting workplace accidents, occupational diseases and near misses on the employer and people in charge of the premises. HSE reports that up to ⅓ of RIDDOR reports are incorrectly recorded in the health & care setting.

    Not reporting or incorrectly reporting incidents can be seen as a criminal offence. Those in care homes are often the most vulnerable, that is why it’s so important for carers to follow the RIDDOR procedure if an accident or outbreak occurs. Wurkplace HR Consultants can help you when filling out RIDDOR forms to ensure compliance.

  2. Care Home Fire Safety – Evacuating all care home residents and workers from the premises in the event of a fire can be very challenging; especially when most residents require assistance to leave the home!

    It is a legal obligation for Care homes to have a sufficient number of Fire marshals/wardens on the premises at all times to ensure fire procedures are followed and everyone is safe. Our team of experts can create bespoke fire risk assessments and training to ensure your care home is safe from fire!

  3. Trips, Slips & Falls – In care homes there can be many factors that can increase the likelihood of trips, slips & falls including; cleaning products, light levels, footwear, contrast, floor material, and obstructions. Care home residents are especially at risk because they can have difficulty moving, medications or poor eyesight & hearing!

    Employers should put in place measures to reduce this risk for both general safety of staff & visitors, but also targeted measures like installing bed rails. Our tailored risk assessments can help identify specific risks, and we have a slips, trips and falls training course for staff!

At Wurkplace, we provide outsourced Health and Safety services with a personal touch – tailoring all solutions to your business. Our team of Health and Safety consultants are experienced in dealing with transport Health and Safety issues, so you don’t have to worry about compliance!

Wurkplace Health & Safety Consultants can help with:

 

Care Sector HR

Wurkplace also provides the UK care sector with outsourced HR services, personalising all of our HR solutions to your specific care home. We’re dedicated to solving our clients people-problems, letting you focus on the real care issues facing the sector!

What are the top three HR issues facing the care industry?

  1. Care Staff ShortagesIn 2016, one report suggested around ⅓ of all care home staff left their job in the last year which would have been 14,700 staff membersx – The number now may be much higher. Attracting and keeping qualified employees is very difficult in the care industry, workers are often subject to long hours and hard physical work with no benefits which can often lead them to leave the industry altogether!

    Wurkplace offers an innovative online HR system which tracks and manages current employees and potential ones, plus our HR consultants keep in regular contact with your workplace ensuring our services and staff benefits makes your carers feel cared for!

  2. Addressing Diversity in Care – The care industry has one of the most diverse pools of workers compared to most other sectors; a survey in London showed up to 48% of those in health and social care were from the BME community (black and minority ethic).

    It is HR’s responsibility to address challenges between workers and patients when understanding cultural differences, language barriers and cultural sensitivity. We offer amazing bespoke equality, diversity and discrimination training courses to help you care workers deal with these situations if they arise.

  3. High-Stress Levels – Not only do care workers have to work long hours with hard physical labour, but they also have to look after vulnerable peoples physical and mental well-being which can be very stressful & strenuous.

    Carers are also likely to work on their days off, arrive early and leave late as research has shown, which can take a toll on workers and affect the care they provide! We can provide your staff with stress management training and help adapt HR policies to reduce workplace stress.

Wurkplace HR Consultants can help with:

 

Care Sector Health & Safety and HR Training

Additionally, Wurkplace is able to provide care homes with Health & Safety and HR training courses! Our courses are accredited by CPD and approved by RoSPA and IOSH – Ensuring your care home stays compliant with UK legislation and regulations.

Our team of experts can tailor all of our courses to your specific care home, this allows your staff to be equipped for any situation they face in the care setting and keeps both your residents and staff safe!

What Health & Safety and HR training courses apply to care homes?

If you want more information on Care Home Health & Safety, HR and Online Training, call us on 0330 400 5490 or you can use our online contact form.