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Home Care for Care Workers Risk Assessment

Example Risk Assessments are written by IOSH and NEBOSH qualified Safety Professionals, delivered instantly to your email address ready for you to download and start editing straight away. The template should be changed to suit the exact works you are carrying out.

Risk Assessments are comprehensive, and are about 4-7 pages long, with space for your company details and logo. The appropriate Hazards and Control Procedures for a typical Job are included in the Risk Assessment you are going to purchase. We include Telephone support with all of our documents, call us on the number above for assistance.

The principal objective of home care is the provision of support to enable service users to be cared for in their own home for as long as possible, or to enable them to return to their own home from hospital or other accommodation.

Home care workers assist people at home, allowing them to stay in their homes, rather than use residential, long-term, or nursing care institutions. Care workers visit users to help with daily tasks, and assist in their physical personal needs and in the follow-up of medical plans.

This Risk Assessment includes recognising potential hazards in and around the service user's home, such as - but not limited to;

  • Driving to patients' homes
  • Motor Vehicle checks
  • Safe driving
  • Slips, trips and falls inside and outside the residence.
  • Dangerous behaviour of persons outside the residence.
  • Animals within the customer of care's residence.
  • Bites, allergies, infections - resulting in major injury.
  • General Housekeeping within the residence, access, cleanliness and lighting.
  • Risk of Infection, fire, slips, trips, falls, allergies resulting in minor injuries.
  • Daily activities with customers of care which may result in major injuries.
  • The customer of care's health condition. Risk of infectious conditions and HCAI's (Healthcare Associated Infections)
  • Risk of contracting infectious diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV, Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles and Chicken Pox.
  • Patients with Mental Health issues.
  • Family members and visitors. Parties that may become frustrated, angry or even violent towards carers
  • Emergencies
  • Access

You will need to have a suitable word processing programme installed on your device. For Macs and PCs you can use Microsoft Office (paid) or OpenOffice (free) to open and edit. If you have a mobile device you will need to go to your app store (App Store for iPads/iPhones or Google Play Store for Android devices) and search for an application.

Device Compatability

Android
iPad
iPhone
Mac
PC
Windows

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.