health and safety
1. HEALTH AND SAFETY
This sequence of activities will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures in your workplace. As a health and social care worker, it is important that you are competent in assessing risks and hazards and implementing good practice on health and safety.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
These activities assess your knowledge of health and safety. There are different items of legislation that you must know about as well as the policies of your own workplace.
This task will enable you to demonstrate that you understand which tasks in your setting carry health and safety risks and how you should approach such tasks. You should include tasks that require moving and handling of equipment and other objects.
BTEC: Unit 8: 1.1, 1.4, 5.1, 5.3
Diploma: Unit 8: 1.4, 1.5, 5.1
Please complete the table below listing the tasks in your setting which carry health and safety risks, identifying which require specialist training and which legislation is relevant. The first line gives you an example.
Task which carries health and safety risks
Requires specialist training?
Relevant legislation and regulations Cleaning the floor
Control of Substances Hazardous to
Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002
Manual handling operations regulations 1992 (mhor) provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998
Administrating medicine Yes
The misuse of drugs act 1971
Health act 2006
Giving first aid
Health and Safety (First Aid)
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BTEC Apprenticeship Assessment Workbook Level 2 Health & Social Care
BTEC: Unit 8: 5.2
Diploma: Unit 8: 5.2
Complete the spider diagram