Health & Safety

Naas General Hospital is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for patients’ family staff, visitors and contractors. We are guided and have developed our Health & Safety Management System from the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act of 2005 and work in line with HSE Guidance and Policy.We amend systems and inform staff on changes of practice and legislative change as appropriate.

The management team of Naas General Hospital drive health and safety at all levels as it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure:

  • Safe systems of work
  • Safe work practices
  • Safe and competent staff
  • Safe access to egress

Aims and Objectives

The aim and objective of our health and safety management system is:

  • To provide a safe environment for patients’, their families, visitors, staff and contractors
  • To identify problematic areas
  • To develop actions plans towards resolution

Responsibilities and Reporting Structure
As laid down in legislation, Health & Safety is everyone’s responsibility (SHWW Act 2005). In Naas General Hospital we identify health and safety risks through our incident/accident reporting system. These forms are aggregated and data them reported to our General Manager and relevant other people. The aggregated data is used by the relevant committee to adapt and amend policies and procedures as appropriate.

Health and Safety Information Requirements

As per Part 3 Section 20 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, we have:
· A current safety statement.
· Incident/accident date
· Internal audits
· External audits
· Contribution to external databases e.g. HSA

Links to Quality
Health & Safety and Risk Management are linked to quality in terms of continuous improvement for patients’, visitors, staff and contractors. We follow the quality methodology for health and safety improvement.

Level 2
Hours of Service