Unit 08 Understand health and safety in social care settings.docx - Sharmin Khatun NVQ LV3 Unit 08 Understand health and safety in social care settings

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Sharmin Khatun NVQ LV3 Unit 08 Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting The Legislation relating to general health safety is: Health and safety at work act The Management of Health and safety work Regulations Control of Substances Hazardous regulations (COSHH) Manual Handling Operations Regulations The reporting of injuries, Disease and Danger occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR) Personal protective equipment regulations 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures The Main points of Health and safety policies and procedures is to control measures for Hazards; The arrangements for recording and reporting accidents or health problems; the arrangements for First Aid, Fire, Emergencies. Also who is the key person in charge for health and safety at your workplace. It is also states how health and safety is communicated in the workplace and how to protect others from harm. 1.3 Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of : a) The social care worker Social are worker are responsible to take reasonable care for their own and others’ health and safety. They are reporting to employer if there is potential and actual hazards and risks. They also need to go on Health and safety training. They also need to understand the policy and procedures regarding health and safety at work and how to implement in their work. b) The employer or manager The employer or managers must provide a safe place of work. They need to do risk assessment and take action by reduce them. They also need provide information, training and supervision for employees. They should also provide safety and warning sign when it is needed. They also need provide welfare and first aid facilities. Also employer or manager should implement activities around this for the service user so everyone has a better understanding. Also they should remind a service user about Health and safety policies and procedures if they can see if something is about to go wrong. E.g. If the individual is hoarding their flat with rubbish and clothes which is making it hard for them to move around their flat then staff should remind about the health safety procedures and why it is not safe about living that way. Also give goals and targets to help the individual with this and if they are not complying then hand it over to your manager to make a decision about what to do. c) Individuals Individuals (service user) must comply with the health and safety policy and procedures also take responsibility for their own health and safety.
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Sharmin Khatun NVQ LV3 1.4 Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should only be carried out with special training Task that should only be carried out with special training is Medication, Moving and handling mechanical device, First Aid and emergency procedures.
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  • Fall '19
  • Occupational safety and health, Sharmin Khatun

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