Guide

Health and safety in businesses that provide care services

Introduction

Care service businesses are those that care for or look after the young, the ill or the very old - such as a crèche, playgroup, clinic or care home. If you run a care service business you need to understand the specific health and safety needs of both your clients and employees.

This guide outlines some of the key health and safety issues in these care service businesses. It covers registering your business with the relevant authority, complying with key health and safety rules and making sure you employ suitable staff.

It also details some specific steps you can take to keep your premises and facilities clean and safe, and your staff and clients safe from accident and injury.