It's not illegal it just leaves them wide open to get sued. They are failing in their duty of care to the staff. How can they train them to deal with the risks if they are not aware what they are. They are not minimising the risk as far as possible.DAC2016 wrote:I have a friend who works on a project in Wales where basically no hopers are given a last chance to sort their lives out. The target of the project is to get them into some sort of housing.Yes DAC. Really speaking it's best to have one for every possible scenario you are likely to put a member of staff in to.
There are about 25 of them living in joint sheltered accommodation and my friend is a team lead and is basically responsible for the "clients" health and safety as well as their team. There are murders, rapes, suicides, knife crimes, and rampant drug use within the accommodation.
There are no risk assessments for the staff, surely this is illegal?
It's not a black and white thing. If everyone is crazy, and you aware of it the the risk assessments would be on the scenarios not the people. Concentrating on policy that minimises the danger if it can't be eradicated. 2 members of staff to enter a room or metal objects in pocket etc. You just have to consider the situations and what can go wrong, point that out to the staff and if they don't folllow the rules and enter a room on their own get their fidget spinner taken out their pocket and rammed in their eye ball it's the member of staff's fault not yours. "Sign to say you've received the training please, there will be a certificate and everything" means, "you've signed that if that scenario happens it's tour fault".