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Prison Service: Industrial Health and Safety

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 31 July 2019 to Question 277788 on Prison Service: Industrial Health and Safety, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the Bodily Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury telephone helpline among all prison staff.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Sharps Helpline was launched in November 2017. Posters, guidance documents and key fobs with the Sharps Line telephone are publicised and issued nationally through England and Wales. Routes of communication include HMPPS intranet and Senior Leaders Bulletin and also in writing and in meetings/committees with Employee Relations, Human Resources, Health and Safety, Trade Unions, staff network groups and prison Care Teams.

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