This policy sets out Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s (the Trust) intent to manage the risks associated with all water systems operated by on behalf of the Trust including microbiological risk, chemical risk and physical risk to provide safe water within its premises. The process of water risk management and control adopted by the Trust will be referred to as “Water Safety and Environmental Group” (WSEG) in this policy.
The Trust recognises and accepts responsibility as an employer for providing, as far as reasonably practicable, a safe and healthy working environment for its employees. In addition it will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons other than employees including patients, visitors and contractors are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.
The Trust also requires employees to take reasonable care of their own health and safety, and that of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work. Employees are also required to co-operate with the Trust or any other person to enable them to meet their own statutory obligations.
|Compiled by:||Director of Estates and Facilities|
|Ratified by:||Control of Infection Committee|
|Date Ratified:||October 2022|
|Date Issued:||February 2023|
|Review Date:||October 2025|
|Contact name:||Director of Estates and Facilities|