UNIT 3: Health Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
P1: Explain potential hazards and the harm that may arise from each in health or social care setting.
This unit is trying to illustrate how harmful potential hazard can be within our environment and the danger it can cause.
FIVE Potential hazards in Nursing Home
Potential risk posed by the hazard
Expose wire: Expose wire can cause patient’s trip over and fall which can cause injury and damaging parts of their body.
Water leaks: This hazard can cause damage to patient’s goods, furniture and can even cause dampness to their rooms and to the environment. This can even cause patient to be sick of cold, cough, cramp etc.
Slippery bath tub: Patient can slip over, fall and damage parts of their body. This can even cause serious injury or death. If a patient happens to fall over and know his/her head it can cause stroke.
Slippery floor (caused by water or oil): This can cause death and injury if a patient happens to fall over.
Leaking radiator: Water will go down to someone apartment which can cause damage to their property and will also affect other radiator not to work properly.
FIVE Potential hazards observed in work placement (hospital)
Potential risk posed by the hazard: Mop It is not hygienic to use the same mop and cleaning material in the kitchen and the theatre. This may cause bacteria and transmitted disease which is not good for patient health. Slippery floor: This can cause people falling over and break parts of their bodies and also cause injury to their bodies.
Gas leak: It will blow up and cause serious injury and may even cause instant death.
Moping floor not using wet floor sign: This hazard can cause people slippery over and injure themselves. It can even cause broken hands/legs, head injury and can also cause death.
Over loading of sockets: It can cause appliance to break down