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Introduction

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).

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
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

 

See also:

  • Policy for the Reporting and Management of Incidents
  • Policy for the Management and Use of Medical Devices
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • COSHH Policy
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Policy
  • Manual Handling Policy
  • Infection Control Policy