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What accuSafe offers

Your Challenge

We recognise that navigating health and safety compliance is overwhelming, at times confusing and ultimately labour-intensive, detracting from your core mission to provide excellent healthcare services.

Our Solution

accuSafe provides customised health and safety compliance solutions designed exclusively for the healthcare sector. Our services ensure your operations are not only safe but also fully compliant with the rigorous standards of the CQC and HSE. With our expert support, you can devote more time to delivering high-quality healthcare to your patients.

Why choose accuSafe?

Understanding Your Needs

We understand the unique challenges of the healthcare industry. Our services are not one-size-fits-all; they are finely tuned to meet the specific demands of your healthcare organisation, from individual care homes to large hospital Trusts, we’ve got you covered.

Specialised Expertise

Our consultants are members of esteemed bodies such as IOSH and IIRSM, with deep expertise in healthcare safety compliance. This specialisation ensures that you receive guidance that is both practical and aligned with the commercial realities of your sector. With accuSafe, you’re not just hiring a consultant; you’re partnering with a team dedicated to ensuring your organisation not only meets but exceeds compliance standards.

Trusted Partner

We are the trusted partner for both private and NHS organisations across the UK, providing comprehensive compliance and training support to ensure operations meet all legal and regulatory requirements.

Minimise risk and avoid costly penalties

Understand the High Stakes

Did you know that the cost of non-compliance can far exceed the expense of maintaining it?

The consequences of non-compliance can be devastating—not only putting your staff and patients at risk but with each incident the potential for prosecution, Fee for Intervention (FFI) charges, fines, and significant reputational damage grows. In severe cases, it can even lead to the imprisonment of directors.

Why it Matters Now More Than Ever – Escalating Costs

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) hourly recovery rate under FFI for 2024/25 has increased from £166 to £174, making the financial implications of non-compliance more severe than ever. This hike demonstrates that the cost of regulatory scrutiny is increasing. Ensuring compliance from the outset isn’t just prudent; it’s essential.

What Success Looks Like

Imagine running your healthcare facility with the confidence that you are fully compliant with all health and safety regulations, free from the worries of legal issues or financial penalties. With accuSafe, that peace of mind is not just possible; it’s a guarantee.

The Risk of Inaction

Ignoring the risks can lead to disastrous outcomes, including financial losses and damage to both your reputation and the well-being of your patients and staff. Don’t wait for a compliance breach to take action.

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Just a selection of our more popular services

We give you support and peace of mind, accuSafe can provide you with a cost effective solution to managing health and safety, including:

Count on us for straightforward and effective guidance and support whenever you need it. Our assistance helps you reclaim valuable time otherwise lost to burdensome health and safety responsibilities and paperwork, freeing you to focus on your core tasks.

Leverage the expertise of our consultants and experience the ease of managing health and safety issues. Get in touch with us today for professional support.

Interested in Packaged Solutions?

Introducing Inform, Implement & Academy

If you already know the areas where your organisation needs enhancement and are looking for a ready-made solution to aid your compliance journey, our Inform, Implement and Academy packages may be just what you need.

These packages provide a range of benefits tailored to our clients’ needs. Discover the full advantages of these options here.

Popular Health and Safety FAQ's

Always lead by example, encourage timely reporting of safety issues and concerns, and recognise and reward safe behaviours among staff at all levels, aligning with the principles of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Ensure the competent installation and regular test of fire alarms, fire detection and firefighting equipment. Conduct annual fire drills (six monthly if aspiring to best practice), and recruit and train fire wardens in sufficient numbers as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Provide training in proper lifting techniques, use assistive devices where risk assessment dictates, and encourage teamwork, all whilst adhering to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Immediately report incidents and near misses using your organisation’s reporting process, conduct thorough investigations to include the taking of witness statements, determine root causes, and implement corrective actions as outlined by RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) 2013. Reference should also be made to RIDDOR in health and social care: Guidance for employers (HSIS 1).

Through the provision of adequate security personnel at all times, suitable health and safety training for staff, maintaining proper lighting, and establish clear communication channels as per the Working Time Regulations 1998. Consideration of an appropriate lone worker device and/or buddy system for your organisation may also prove beneficial.

Offer suitable counselling services, undertake a suitable and sufficient stress risk assessment for the activities within your facility, implement a stress reduction programme, and foster a supportive work environment in line with Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) guidance on work-related stress.

Leadership sets the tone for an organisation’s safety culture, allocates resources for training and equipment, and champions continuous improvement in accordance with UK health and safety legislation and regulations.

Steps to achieve the CQC rating your facility deserves:

  • Conduct regular self-assessments to identify areas for improvement.
  • Address identified issues promptly and thoroughly.
  • Maintain robust compliance records and documentation.
  • Provide key staff with training on the CQC’s requirements.
  • Foster a culture of openness and transparency amongst your staff.
  • Engage accuSafe to align your H&S compliance with CQC requirements.

A programme managing lone workers should include:

  • Risk assessments for tasks performed alone.
  • Providing communication (lone worker) devices for emergencies.
  • Regular check-ins and monitoring of lone workers, i.e. buddy systems.
  • Establishing clear emergency procedures.
  • Training staff in lone worker safety.

DSE assessments should be conducted initially for new staff and then regularly reviewed and updated. Typically, assessments should be repeated annually or when there are significant changes in equipment or work processes, i.e. following an office or desk move.

Proactive measures include:

  • Using safer alternatives when possible and where available.
  • Use devices with safety features.
  • Providing comprehensive training on sharps safety to staff.
  • Foster a culture of reporting incidents in a timely manner to enable preventative solutions.
  • Regularly evaluating and improving safety protocols.

Implement local infection control measures, adhere to advice on Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) guidelines, which are to be read in conjunction with relevant Health Building Notes (HBN), as communicated by your project team, and ensure staff are kept updated with project updates and timescales. HTM’s and HBN’s provide best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation or extension of existing facilities.

Yes, strategies include:

  • The use of non-slip flooring in patient areas.
  • Clear pathways free from obstacles and obstructions.
  • Timely removal of spillages and use of wet floor signage.
  • Policy requiring proper footwear for staff.
  • Conduct risk assessments briefing staff on the results.
  • Regular safety inspections of patient care areas.

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