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CHP Health and Safety

Effective Health and Safety is particularly important in healthcare buildings and this Hub contains a lot of information about your responsibilities, CHP’s responsibilities and good practice with regard to keeping yourselves, your colleagues, patients and visitors safe. 

Your Operations and Relationship Manager should be the first point of contact for health and safety queries and the CHP Health and Safety Team has an extensive range of expertise in all aspects of health and safety to support your requirements. 

Below are some key documents you will require as a tenant of CHP:

Roles and responsibilities for Tenants and CHP

Tenant CHP
Asbestos - Do not undertake any works that involve the fabric of the building without speaking to the ORM eg installing noticeboards, dispensers, and shelving. The ORM will be able to assist with the process to get any minor works / project work completed. CHP does not hold any responsibility for the disposal of Asbestos
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - Ensure that all substances are appropriately assessed and stored and MSDS sheets are available Make available on request any relevant Safety Data Sheet (SDS) on cleaning products that are used by the soft FM provider contractors in the building Ensure adequate storage and control of use for all COSHH substances
Electricity - Ensure sockets are not overloaded Do not ‘daisy chain’ extension leads i.e. plugging one lead into another to lengthen it. Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. You must ensure your electrical equipment is safe. Carry out suitable and sufficient maintenance, testing and inspection of your portable electrical appliances. This is commonly completed by conducting a Portable Appliance Test (PAT). Not use any defective equipment or any that has not been frequently tested and maintained as above. Ensure remedial works are carried out for fixed installations via LIFTCo. Implement a safety review regime on all CHP owned portable electrical equipment in compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
First Aid - Provide your own first aid equipment and trained staff in accordance with the First Aid at Work Regulations 1980. Undertake inventories on the first aid kit to ensure its contents are maintained None, although it is recognised that reception staff (where appointed) may act as a focal point for emergency procedures.
Gas Safety - Contact British Gas emergency line if you smell a strong gas release (0800 111 999) and contact your ORM immediately. Report any damage to any gas appliances in the building to the ORM. Ensure the gas emergency shut off procedure is known. None - LIFTCo responsibility to arrange annual gas safe checks and any remedial/maintenance work.
Incident Reporting - Report to the ORM/community reception any site incidents/accidents a rising from your work or patients, using either your own accident report form or the CHP incident report form. Inform you of other tenant/occupier incidents which could affect you/your service (where appropriate).
Management of hot and cold water - Ensure outlets are regularly flushed through and undertake any other user-controlled requirements of the management plan. Inform CHP of any leased area likely to be left unused for long periods of time. Do not compromise the existing controls Join and take an active role in the Water Safety Group (if implemented). Maintain and monitor hot and cold water systems in accordance with best practices.
Lifts - report defects to the hard FM Helpdesk. Any lift failures affecting patient activities are to be raised with the ORM immediately. Ensure that lift safety checks and appropriate maintenance, servicing and thorough examination regimes are applied via the LIFTCo.
Lifting Equipment - Store appropriately Inspect, maintain and test all lifting equipment (including harnesses/slings etc) in compliance with the Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). Ensure that the use of any hoists do not pose a risk to other building users. Inspect, maintain and test all lifting equipment owned and installed by CHP (including harnesses/slings etc) in compliance with the Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).
Medical Equipment - Inspect, maintain, test and decontaminate in order that any medical equipment or device does not pose a risk to other building users. None
Medical Gases (bottled) - Maintain gas cylinders and associated equipment appropriately Ensure the storage facility is secure Store in accordance with the fire safety risk assessment. Provide suitable storage facilities.
Noise at Work - Ensure all significant noise generating procedures are controlled in accordance with the Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Ensure that any building related noise risk (that could harm hearing) are controlled appropriately in compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
Pressure Vessels - Report defects, where appropriate. Inspect, maintain and test any non-plant pressure vessel used.
Ensure LIFTCo inspect, maintain and test any pressurised plant in accordance with The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR).
Radiation Protection - Manage and monitor radiation exposure in accordance with INDG334 Working safely with Ionising Radiation (XRAY). None
Security - Ensure your staff are aware of the building security arrangements including locking procedures for doors and windows, codes, alarms etc. Ensure your staff can be readily identified to other building users. Ensure a reasonable level of building security measures are provided, commensurate with the building security risks.
Work Equipment (not owned by CHP) - Inspect, test, maintain and decontaminate any work equipment so that it does not pose a risk to other building users. None
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