safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
The main points are agreed ways of working, approved codes of practice in health and social care, how to deal with accidents, injuries and emergency situations, dealing with blood and other body fluids, reporting procedures, understanding moving...
and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
*Remember to refer to relevant legislation, codes of practice, local policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines in your answers
You can give examples to illustrate your answers
Assessment criteria (AC)1
legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting (1.1.1)
2. Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with your employer (1.1.2)
3. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: (1.1.3)
a) the social care worker ( yourself)...
Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures
* Moving and Handling, Personal Hygiene, Infection control, Personal safety, Fire safety, Food safety and hygiene, Emergency
* the arrangements for reporting accidents or health problems
* the arrangements for first aid...
follow. Your plan should include the following information.
Ai – A description of four different examples of accidents and/or sudden illnesses should occur
Asthma Attack – An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around the airways. During an asthma attack...
of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
Health and safety policies and procedures: agreed ways of working and
approved codes of practice in health and social care settings relating to
health and safety; dealing with accidents, injuries and emergency
responsible for regulating health and safety at work. This is done by a code of practice for employers, employees and visitors in order to prevent illness and accidents.
The legislation that best relates to health or social care work setting is The Health and Safety Act Work Act 1974. This legislation best...
things you don’t like it will prevent you from taking your feelings out on others.
Three different types of accident or suddenillness in social care setting
Three different types of accident in a social care environment could be an individual slipping, tripping or falling If things haven’t been tidied...
Explain the main points of health and safety in a health and safety polices and procedures agreed with the employer.
In order to be able to keep the workplace safe, employers write policies and
develop procedures to be followed by their employees. The Health and Safety at
Work Act (1974) requires that...
* Self: As an employee I have a legal duty to take responsibility to care for my own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what I do or don’t do.
Also to co-operate with my employer with health and safety. To correctly use work items and equipment provided by my employer, which...
and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978.
1.2 Describe the main point of the health and safety polices and procedures agreed with the employer.
A health of social care organzations policies and procedures should always incorporate the key point of health and safety law.This means that a care practitioner...
Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement.
The company provide accident books in every house we work in where we must record every accident no matter how big or small.
3) Health And Safety of Work Act 1974
If they are out in the sun for a long period of time they may get sunburn or even sunstroke. When they are eating they may chock on the food. If the pavement is uneven they could even fall or they may go missing
Procedures to follow if accident/illnessoccurs
If an accident or illness...
policies and procedures: agreed ways of working and approved codes of practice in health and social
care settings relating to health and safety; dealing with accidents, injuries and emergency situations eg operating,
reporting and recording procedures; first aid situations eg hygiene procedures, administering...
between rights and health and safety concerns.
3.1 Describe different types of accidents and suddenillness that may occur in your own work setting.
3.2 Outline procedures to be followed if an accident or suddenillness should occur.
5.2 Explain the principles for moving and handling equipment and other...
people do not slip, or cupboard
drawers are kept closed to ensure people do not trip.
Risk assessments are important as they reduce the risks of accidents and ill health to you and your employees that could be very costly both physically and financially.
Explain the steps to carry out a risk assessment...
regulations (RIDDOR) 1995
Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings
If the legislations wherent in place people would not be aware of the dangers around them. Which could lead to serious accidents or even death for example leaving medications out and not locked...
health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace. The main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are...
· The Management of Health & Safety Work Regulations
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize
what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
· Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)