What happens when you don't carry out risk assessment!

26th Mar 2014

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Mick Murphy, our Learning and Development Manager is shown here giving a practical demonstration on the consequences of not carrying out a risk assessment!

Ironically this incident happened during a Health & Safety workshop Mick was running for Heathcotes managers at Jury's Inn, Nottingham.  Fortunately no-one was injured although Mick's pride was slightly dented!

The workshop, for managers and deputies was aimed at developing a holistic approach to risk management in our services.  Tasks included an SCIE based health and safety audit tool; identifying 'bite size' resources for training staff and developing a training tool to empower staff to conduct and write risk assessments.  Participants also carried out a mock Health and Safety briefing for new starters using Heathcotes policy.  Discussed health and wellbeing in combatting stress at work and concluded by completing a post course action plan.

Post course feedback was very positive and will be used as the basis for similar courses in the future.

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