In this assignment I will be assessing the hazards identified in the health and social care setting.
The first potential hazard I saw whilst carrying out a risk assessment whilst at a health and social care setting was a wet floor. As the floor was wet it was a hazard and had many risks to it, which could have resulted in severe damage or injury. It is harmful to the staff, visitors and children. It was in the corridor near the reception. It could have severe results such as anybody got have slipped and fell over. As there was a kitchen right next to it and a children play area, if a staff member was coming out the kitchen with a hot drink and slipped any child near that accident could have become burnt which would have led the staff member also hurting themselves by banging their head or arm on a table or chair. It is very likely of that occurring in a setting especially when there were children in the area. It can lead to broken bones and injuried aswell. (Stretch et el, 2010)
To reduce the risks to the service user groups, staff should keep the children away from the wet floor and put a wet floor sign there. As it is still wet try drying it up and wait there till it has dried up.
Objects on the floor were found on the floor scattered on the floor as the children had finished playing but did not clean up. As they were scattered the children or staff members or visitors could have fell over them, leaving them to injure themselves by tripping and banging their head or arm on a table or a sharp object. It also could have resulted in the children putting some of the little object in their mouths which would have been severe if it got stuck in their throat and would have made them choke. The possibility of this occurring is likely as it can happen, and the consequences can