Guide

Health and safety in care service businesses

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 how to register a care service business and vetting, AccessNI and training in care service businesses. It also explains how to avoid health and safety hazards in care service premises and health and safety risks for care service employees