Enhanced Health and Safety Risk Assessment
The Enhanced safety assessment and risk assessment for vulnerable people review tool has been redesigned to help our staff to self-assess the potential risks and any concerns you may have, and enable you to initiate a conversation with your line manager (or your chosen person) around your safety and any other health and wellbeing concerns you may have. This assists the trust in identifying and implementing supportive and practical actions to keep you safe and well.
In response to a National Directive for all NHS organisations to risk assess vulnerable staff groups, Mersey Care asks colleagues to undertake a risk assessment for vulnerable people, and developed the Enhanced Safety Assessment for all staff. This is because, we recognise our people's concerns go much wider than Covid 19, but include more general concerns about your own health and wellbeing. We see this as a supportive measure and a promise to our people that we will do what we can to support you to stay well physically and psychologically.
We are therefore now requesting ALL STAFF complete the Enhanced Safety Assessment (ESA) and if you answer questions relating to one of the following categories you will be asked to then complete the risk assessment for vulnerable people:
- You have underlying health conditions,
- You are pregnant,
- You are a BAME colleague over 55
- You are a white colleague over 60
- You have a BMI over 30