Health and Social Care
Health and Safety
Identify the legislation relating to general health and safety. BTEC 1.1. Dip 1.1
Health and Safety Legislations;
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Work Place (Health, Safety and welfare) Regulations 1992
Describe the main points of Health and Safety Procedures and policies in the work place and what might some of these be? BTEC 1.2. Dip 1.2.
Statement section, detailing how safety will be managed and that demonstrates the organisations commitment to Health and Social. Organisation section details where responsibilities are allocated and how employers fit into the overall Safety Management System. Arrangement section that contains details of how specific actives and functions are managed. Some of these might be:
Analyse the different responsibilities under Health and Safety – What would these be? BTEC 1.3. Dip 1.3
The Social Care Worker
The Employer and Manager
Individuals we are for
Make sure that you take responsibilities for own Health and Safety. Be responsible in not putting employees or public at risk.
Work with employer to ensure that you have received training and understand their policies. Report any injuries or illnesses that will effect my role.
Legal responsibilities to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. Have a duty to protect the safety and welfare of employees and the public. Duty of care to make assessments in the workplace and to do risk assessments. Give information on how to protect individuals and how to deal with risks. Legal duty to display Health and Safety poster and to provide each worker with a leaflet on Health and Safety.
Think about what you know about health and safety, what task should you not do without specialist training?
Electrical – changing a light bulb or plug
Why should these tasks not be carried out without specialist training?
Injury to worker or individual
Where might you be able to get extra advise, support and information relating to health and safety?
Policies and Procedures
Explain why it is important to assess heath and safety? BTEC 15. Dip 2.1
To minimise injury or illness.
What is a hazard?
Stairs or steps
Wires and cables
What is a risk?
A couple of weeks ago you looked at risk assessment and management in relation to the individual, the same principles apply. How would you use health and safety risk assessment, what would the 5 stages be? BTEC 2.2. Dip 2.2
Move people away
Put sign up
Get a mop or cloth
Clean up spillage
Explain how you would address potential health and safety risks that have been identified? BTEC 2.3
Mark it e.g. Tape, Sign
Get the correct equipment/person to deal with it if qualified e.g. Maintenance person, manager or do it yourself.
Within Health and Social Care dilemmas will occur all the time, between what the individual would want and what the care worker believes to be safe. How can a risk assessment help address these dilemmas? BTEC 2.4
The individual needs assistance to get out of bed, the individual says she does not want the hoist used to get her up, the care worker is refusing to move her any other way.
Why is it a dilemma? And how could a risk assessment support the decisions.
You need to identify the risks, evaluate the needs of the individual and use the correct equipment and explain to the individual why you are doing this.
The individual is a young man who wants...
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