When you are next in a general practice - as an attachment as part of
your training, or even as part of your responsibilities, and have time
with one of the GP principals discuss the following:
Ask to see a copy of one of the assessments that the manager is required
to keep by law such as under the Management of health and Safety at Work
or the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and discuss
it with the GP.
the hazards relevant to the staff in the practice,
the assessment of the risks to their health from their work and
the steps taken to reduce these risks.
Do not restrict your discussion and conclusions to the limited (but
very important) context of the Health and Safety of employees in primary
care, but attempt to extrapolate to other occupations.
Do you consider the assessment to be suitable and sufficient?
What lessons have you learnt from this exercise?