Statement of Health and Safety Policy

Zack eye clinic Ltd. recognises and accepts its responsibilities for providing a safe and healthy work place and working environment for all employees, patients and all others affected by its activities. It also will take all reasonable steps to meet its managerial responsibilities.

Zack eye clinic Ltd. will assess the impact of its work activities. Consequent upon such risk assessment process, we will review our policies, arrangements and training to reduce the resulting risks to a reasonably practicable level.

Jonathan Cohen is responsible for giving effect to the overall health and safety policy.  He will ensure as far as is reasonably practicable, that there are adequate staff funds and materials to meet health and safety requirements and will continually review the effectiveness of the policy and personnel under his control to whom he has assigned specific responsibilities. He will report to his fellow directors matters which need specific consideration.

Workplace Safety Policy
Zack eye clinic Ltd. workplace safety policy follows the Health and Safety guidance laid out by the College of Optometrists.

Key points:

  • To maintain a hygienic and safe practice environment for our patients and staff.
  • To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.
  • To ensure safe handling and use of substances including drugs, cleaning agents and laboratory items.
  • To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety.
  • To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees.
  • To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training.
  • To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health.
  • To maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • To review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

Instructions to Employees:

  • Contribute to workplace audits and clinical audits.
  • Report any adverse incidents.
  • Report any potential risk to patients, yourself or colleagues at the earliest opportunity.
  • Respond to requests from organisations monitoring public health.
  • Act promptly to safeguard a patient if you think they may be at risk because of: lack of care, inadequate premises or equipment, or a colleague who may not be fit to practise.
  • Maintain you own immunisation and health.
  • Take appropriate steps to minimise the risk of infection if you have a health condition that could pose a risk to a patient.
  • Self-employed or a locum staff should comply with the practice’s reasonable rules To work safely and minimise risks to patients, including hazard control and infection control.

The Workplace Safety Policy also clearly states any additions to, or variations from the Zack eye clinic Ltd. Risk Management Arrangements. The workplace safety policy together with current risk assessments and action plans is available to all staff.

All Employees maintain safe systems of work at all times. They are responsible for their own safety, that of fellow workers and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

Jonathan Cohen, Director
Zack Eye Clinic

Date 08/05/2018

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