Maintaining H&S Standards in The Care Sector

The care sector is often highlighted – and highly regulated – for the quality of care provided, with CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspections flagging both good and bad practice within the sector. However, there is another factor which can impact standards and subsequent CQC ratings; health and safety compliance.

From fire risk, asbestos and Legionella control, to statutory inspections for lifts, hoists, electrical installations and other equipment, care providers must ensure compliance with a host of regulations to help protect residents, staff, visitors and property. It can seem a complex minefield of legislation, which is why many providers turn to an independent compliance partner like Bureau Veritas.

Added value for privately owned and national care providers

As a leader in testing, inspection and certification services, our solutions go beyond simple compliance. Our experienced team combines specialist sector experience and a vast portfolio of services to work closely with care home providers of all sizes in helping them to achieve and maintain compliance.

Bureau Veritas offers expertise at a local level, with UK-wide coverage and a strong focus on service delivery – whether you are a national care provider or private care home.

With a focus on optimising efficiency and reducing the cost of compliance, our core health and safety services for care homes include:

• Fire Risk Assessment

• Asbestos inspection and management

• Legionella risk assessment

• Electrical inspections and PAT testing

• Engineering inspections

• Slips, trips and falls

• Plus other services including building control, energy management, indoor air and water quality, acoustics and vibration monitoring

By outsourcing risk to a single, specialist partner with the resources and reputation to accommodate and meet every operational challenge, our clients are assuring quality, reducing costs, increasing productivity and fostering a more responsible, sustainable culture.

We understand not only the legislative requirements of a care provider, but also the specific needs of the care sector. The CQC’s purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care – and that begins with safe buildings.

Get in touch

To discuss your health and safety compliance requirements and how we can support your organisation, contact the Bureau Veritas team today on 0845 600 1828 or email