UNIT 232 MOVE AND POSITION INDIVIDUALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THERE PLAN OF CARE
OUTCOME 2 UNDERSTAND LEGISLATION AND AGREED WAYS OF WORKING WHEN MOVING AND POSITIONING INDIVIDUALS
2.1 Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals, Every time a care worker moves or supports the weight of a service user they are manually handling that person.Unsafe moving and handling techniques can result in injury to either the care worker or the person they are assisting to move.To reduce the risk of injury to the care workers and the people being supported legislations are put in place to protect people.The health and safety at work act 1974 makes it a legal requirement for employers to ensure that the health and safety and welfare of their employees is maintained and the employees have a duty to take reasonable care of the health,safety and welfare of themselves and others. Also we need to respect the individual and include them in their own care we must also follow our work settings policies and procedures and each individual will have there own care plan (agreed ways of working) which we must adhere to.We also need to make sure that our moving and handling training is up to date as this is also a required legislation and should be renewed on a yearly basis this helps us to make sure that we move and position residents correctly also it allows us to be informed of any new regulations that may be coming into affect and also refreshes us on how to use the equipment correctly ie hoist,manga,rotunda etc. 2.2 Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals and any equipment used to do this. There are a number of health and safety factors that we need to consider before attempting to move or position residents you need to plan what you are going to do these factors include the activity the enviroment the person being moved or positioned,...
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