Providing good quality safety information for your staff has never been more important. In the current climate of cuts and service restrictions, tensions may rise. However, it is vital that the use and sharing of information about violent incidents or abuse is fair, proportionate and controlled.
Act Now’s policy and procedure guide to warnings covers the Data Protection, Human Rights and Confidentiality issues thrown up by the need to balance adequate health and safety for staff with the requirement to handle data responsibly and fairly. The guide provides a clear set of options for how warnings should be shared, what level of information should be available, and what safeguards need to be in place.
With Slough Borough Council losing its case at the Court of Appeal in December 2010 for a disproportionate use of warnings data, the Warning Marker guidance is an essential addition to your approach to health and safety.