Risk assessments are processes of identifying risks that exist or may appear. Risk assessments define and assess hazards that are likely to cause harm to service users and/or staff. This allows services to comply with CQC regulation 12: Safe Care and treatment. This regulation states “Providers must assess the risks to people’s health and safety during any care or treatment ”, “Providers must make sure that the premises and any equipment used is safe” and “CQC understands that there may be inherent risks in carrying out care and treatment, and we will not consider it to be unsafe if providers can demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of people using their services and to manage risks that may arise during care and treatment.”
This risk assessment is for the risks of using a mobile heater in the service. When using a mobile heater in the service there is a risk of burns / fire / faulty heating appliance and for some people a lack of awareness of risk to themselves or others.