Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust (The Trust) is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its staff, patients and visitors as well as meeting its statutory Health and Safety duties. To achieve this suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out on all work activities and processes which may pose a risk to the health, safety and welfare of patients, contractors, staff and visiting members of the public.
The Trust’s Risk Assessment Tool is used to assess all risks, both clinical and non-clinical, across all hospital sites where Trust staff are employed.
Where unacceptable levels of risk are identified, the Trust ensures that adequate control measures are introduced to reduce the risk to an acceptable level, in a time scale appropriate to the degree of risk.
The purpose of risk assessment is to make a sensible judgment about risk. NOT the worst-case scenario but a sensible assessment of what is likely to happen (the hazard and its consequence).
|Compiled by:||Mark Ball, Non-Clinical Risk Manager|
|Ratified by:||Non-Clinical Risk Committee|
|Date Ratified:||October 2021|
|Date Issued:||October 2021|
|Review Date:||October 2024|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Mark Ball, Non-Clinical Risk Manager|
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