Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing

It is recognised that a successful safe, healthy and well culture will only be achieved through effective communication, consultation, education and training and by actively encouraging the co-operation and participation of all employees and Trade Union Representatives.

The Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy sets out the framework and roles and responsibilities in place across your Board.

National Services Scotland

The Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy sets out the framework and roles and responsibilities in place across NSS.

In addition to the policies in this section, further information relating to Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing processes can also be found under the Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing section.

NHS 24

NHS 24 has a number of policies and procedures in place which underpin Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the Organisation. All policies can be found below.

In addition to the policies in this section, further information and guidance on Health and Safety within NHS 24 can be found in the Health and Safety section.

NHS Education for Scotland

Clear links exist between employment and health. NES is committed to working in partnership to improve the current and future health of all employees, and strongly believes that developing a focus on health and wellbeing will enable the organisation to become more successful and resilient in the future.The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Policy aims to deal positively and constructively with health related issues that may impact on the work life of employees, and, through early identification, aims to support employees before issues develop into problems for both the employer and the employee.

NHS Golden Jubilee

Adverse Event Management Policy

This policy and supporting guidance aims to provide a framework to support the identification, reporting and management of adverse events and in doing so create practices which value openness, continuous learning and improvement.

Alcohol and Substance Misuse Policy and Procedure

This document sets out the policy and procedure for managing alcohol and substance misuse within NHS Golden Jubilee.

CCTV Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to regulate the management, operation, and use of the closed circuit television (CCTV) systems monitored by key individuals within NHS Golden Jubilee.

Confined Spaces Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide general policy guidance on safe working practices for any work in confined spaces undertaken by employees of NHS Golden Jubilee.

Control of Contractors Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish consistent standards for the employment, management, supervision and control of contractors working on behalf of NHS Golden Jubilee, and to ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation and Board policies.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Policy

This policy sets out the duties of NHS Golden Jubilee under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 regarding the protection of its employees and others from the harmful effects of substances used in the workplace.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Policy

This policy covers safe and effective use of visual display units and mobile devices. It describes how NHSGolden Jubilee complies with its legal obligations under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002).

Driving at Work Policy

The purpose of this policy is to enable NHS Golden Jubilee to meet its obligation to protect staff so far as is reasonably practicable from all road risks associated with work-related driving.

Fire Safety Policy

The purpose of this document is to record NHS Golden Jubilee’s policy statement regarding the management of Fire Safety. This policy sets out principles and arrangements upon which NHS Golden Jubilee bases its commitment to complying with all relevant fire safety legislation.

First Aid at Work Policy

This policy sets out safe procedures and guidance to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 that all workplaces have suitable and sufficient cover for providing first aid to staff that are injured or become ill at work.

Health and Safety Policy

The purpose of this document is to record NHS Golden Jubilee’s policy statement regarding the management of health and safety. This policy sets out principles and arrangements upon which NHS Golden Jubilee bases its health and safety commitment and demonstrates the Board’s commitment to complying with all relevant health and safety legislation.

Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI): Policy for Staff Screening During Incidents and Outbreaks

The aim of this policy is to ensure effective staff screening during an outbreak or incident to protect patients, visitors, staff and their families including household contacts from the consequences of avoidable infections.

This policy is based on the requirements to be taken by NHSScotland if staff screening is required during a healthcare associated infection incident (HAI) or outbreak of infection. The document also provides guidance on the management of staff testing positive or where treatment fails.

Immunisation Procedure

This document sets out the procedure to be followed by the Occupational Health department in relation to staff immunisation.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Policy

This policy sets out safe procedures and guidance to ensure compliance with The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.

Lone Working Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide general policy guidance on safe working practices for any lone working undertaken by employees of NHS Golden Jubilee.

Occupational Health Policy

This policy sets out the Occupational Health service provision for staff within the NHS Golden Jubilee.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy

The purpose of this document is to provide general policy guidance on safe working practices involving the selection, use and storage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by employees of NHSGolden Jubilee.

Policy for the Prevention of Injury by Sharp Instruments and Use of Safety Devices

This Policy documents NHS Golden Jubilee's responsibilities and arrangements under The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 and the duty to provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, working environments that are safe and healthy for all employees, contractors, voluntary workers, visitors and members of the public.

Policy on the Protection from Bomb Attacks

This policy and guidance has been written to provide information with regard to the protection of people within NHS Golden Jubilee. This policy outlines the precautions that should be taken to mitigate against the threat of an explosion and the response to take in the event of such an incident.

Pregnant Workers Risk Assessment Policy

This policy sets out safe procedures and guidance to ensure compliance with Regulation 16 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. This takes particular account of the requirement to conduct a risk assessment of the risks to the health and safety of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth.

Security Policy

The purpose of this policy is to support the aims of NHS Golden Jubilee in the delivery of high quality services through provision of a secure environment.

Services Available Through Occupational Health

This document sets the procedure that will be followed when referring staff for additional services that are available through Occupational Health.

The Control of Noise at Work Policy

This policy sets out safe procedures and guidance to ensure compliance with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Windows Safety Policy

This policy describes the arrangements in place for NHS Golden Jubilee to prevent anyone from accidentally or intentionally falling from a window where an employee, patient, visitor or guest would be expected to attend.

Work Activity Risk Assessment Policy

This policy sets out safe procedures and guidance to ensure compliance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the requirement for suitable and sufficient assessment of risk in the workplace.

Work at Height Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide general policy guidance on safe working practices for any work at height undertaken by employees of NHS Golden Jubilee.

Policy for the Procurement and Use of Portable Electrical Equipment

The purpose of this policy is to outline the safety responsibilities and advice associated with the procurement, use and maintenance of portable electrical equipment, which managers are required to incorporate into their health and safety arrangements.

Health and Safety Inspection Policy

The purpose of this policy is to set out the Board's arrangements for undertaking health and safety inspections.

Public Health Scotland

Here you will be able to obtain the interim Health and Safety Policy for Public Health Scotland.

Within the policy document it identifies the Health & Safety arrangements required within the interim period of 6 months. During this 6-month period work will be completed to identify key health and safety individuals, committee members and working assessors as well as developing ne procedures and processes specific to our new organisation.

Further information will be populated on this page once your Board Health and Safety arrangements are developed.

If you require additional information and help in the first instance please email nss.healthyworkinglives@nhs.net or call 0131 275 6252.

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service has a number of policies and procedures in place which underpin Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the Organisation. All policies can be found below.

In addition to the policies in this section, further information and guidance on Health and Safety within Scottish Ambulance Service can be found in the Health and Safety section.

The State Hospital

The State Hospital has a number of policies and procedures in place which underpin Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the Organisation. All policies can be found below.

In addition to the policies in this section, further information and guidance can be found in the Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing section.

    • How does NSS consult with employees on H&S Matters?National Services Scotland

      NSS has to consult with all your employees on health and safety. This does not need to be complicated and can be done by listening and talking to them about:

      • health and safety and the work they do
      • how risks are controlled
      • the best ways of providing information and training 

      In a very small business, you might choose to consult your workers directly.  Alternatively, you might consult through a health and safety representative, chosen by your employees or selected by a trade union.  As an employer, you cannot decide who the representative will be.

      Consultation is a two-way process, allowing staff to raise concerns and influence decisions on the management of health and safety.  Your employees are often the best people to understand risks in the workplace and involving them in making decisions shows them that you take their health and safety seriously.