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Introduction

The provision of effective security arrangements at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is essential if a safe environment is to be provided for patients, visitors and staff. Premises and Trust equipment need to be safeguarded to ensure they are maintained securely and are fit for use.

 

Policy Statement

The Trust will take all reasonably practicable measures to ensure that premises under its control are secure whilst maintaining security and ease of accessibility for patients, visitors and staff.

 

Scope of Policy

This policy describes the procedures which should be followed to ensure the physical security of the Trust remains intact for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.

 

Aims and Objectives

This document sets out managerial and staff responsibilities for security, together with specific duties assigned to certain officers. It defines the procedures for reporting and investigating security incidents and it should be read in conjunction with other appropriate Trust policies and procedures.

 

Policy Details

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Compiled by: Steven Hill, Non Clinical Risk Manager
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: January 2021
Date Issued: January 2021
Review Date: July 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Steven Hill, Non Clinical Risk Manager

 

See also:

  • Reporting and Management of Incidents
  • Management of Violence and Aggression Policy
  • Lone Working Policy