Safe use of Bed Rails Policy


An easy to read, engaging and comprehensive policy outlining your organisation’s approach to safe use of bed rails, in line with statutory obligations.


Safe Use of Bed Rails Policy

An easy to read, user-friendly policy aimed at safeguarding service users and staff in relation to safe use of bed rails.

This is a comprehensive document with the essential depth and scope required for care businesses –  it details specific CQC fundamental standards, numbered regulations and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) related to implementation of the policy.

This document has been significantly updated in accordance with legal requirements covering safe use of bed rails.

This policy covers:

  • Who is at risk of injury
  • Why bed rails are used
  • Risk assessment
  • Consent and mental capacity
  • Bed rail assessment
  • Flowchart for service user’s suitability


Length: 13 pages

Date reviewed: November 2016

*You will need to remove all reference to “Very Caring Ltd” and replace with your own organisation’s name and details.

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