Maintaining their home or surroundings is a part of

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Maintaining their home or surroundings, is a part of remaining independent for most people receiving care and support. It helps to keep them busy, take pride in their surroundings and remain in a safe environment. If the individual is struggling to complete everyday household tasks, they should be monitored to determine if they either require support.. A safe and healthy environment refers to an environment that is safe, secure, clean and comfortable. A safe and healthy environment can have psychological benefits for your clients so it is important that they are encouraged to maintain their environment at all times. Sometimes, when this isn’t possible, you may be required to support and assist them in doing so. Outline the different ways that you can support and assist clients to maintain a safe and healthy environment. Keeping the environment healthy and safe can involve: Checking electrical appliances for faults Keeping the environment tidy Removing trip hazards Ensuring exits are clear in case of a fire
P a g e | 29 Regularly checking smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. Physical tidiness of surfaces and instruments utilized. Low hazards to wellbeing from microorganisms. Access to sheltered, clean water and fundamental sanitation. Low hazards of cross-defilement. Low hazards of disease. Activity 3C Estimated Time 20 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify hazards and report according to organisation procedures. Activity Give examples of the types of hazards you may come across within your job.
P a g e | 30 Poor or inappropriate lighting Slippery or uneven floor surfaces Physical obstructions (e.g. furniture and equipment) Poor home and domestic appliance maintenance Inadequate heating and cooling devices What are your organisation’s policies and procedures for reporting hazards? Hazards in the work environment might be accounted for in various ways: • A verbal answer to an administrator.
P a g e | 31 • Completing a hazard form. • Raising the issue at a workforce conference. Intense hazards ought to dependably be accounted for quickly to a director, designated Working environment Wellbeing and Security officer or delegate. Risks that are less intense may just require fruition of a Peril Report frame and sending it to the proper individual. Activity 3D Estimated Time 10 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify variations in a person’s physical condition and report according to organisation procedures and recognise indications that the person’s physical situation is affecting their wellbeing and report according to organisation procedures.

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