What to ask yourself?

1 of the 5 key questions CQC will ask, 'Are they safe?'.

Ask yourself the following?

  • Have you carried out a risk assessment of the practice to identify the need for a first aider?
  • Do you have an accident book?
  • Have you reviewed past accident recordings ?
  • Highlight the risks within the practice – e.g flying debris, scolds and burns, trips, slips and falls
  • Do you have control measures to reduce risks?
  • Do you have good systems to manage health and safety?
  • Investigate all accidents and incidents
  • Make accurate notes when accidents occur
  • Do you have adequate provisions for first aid?
  • If you do not have a qualified first aider would your team be confident to handle the situation?