Revised health and safety standards for the NHS have been launched by NHS Employers.
The organisation claims they offer practical pointers for meeting appropriate standards in key areas of workplace health and safety.
Aimed at managers, directors and health and safety professionals, the document has updated chapters on health and sagety management systems to reflect new regulations on sharps instruments as well as updated links and signposts to relevant information.
An NHS Employers document states: “The standards provide a checklist which if fully implemented, will help NHS organisations meet their legal duties and may also support the requirements of the Care Quality Commission and Monitor.
“NHS staff are its most important resource. No one should be made ill by work. The health, safety and welfare of staff directly contributes to organisational success as workplace injuries and poor workforce health has a high cost.”