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Recruitment and selection within health and social care Recruiting a new employee to our home is a very complex process. From conducting the interviews and collecting the references of candidates to the final selection, the process is covered by many laws. These laws are implemented to ensure that: The recruitment process will be equal and fair and applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of age, sex or ethnicity, and applicants who reply have the right to work in the UK Firstly we place an ad with the local jobcentre plus, we then make sure that we do not discriminate against anyone in the process on the grounds of age, sex or race. This can be positively or negatively, for example - "We want a keen young trainee"
| Accident Book (no 6) (Filing cabinet with staff access) | Who is your named H&S representative? | Martha Nedziwe | What Health and Safety Training are you provided with? (Think of Manual handling etc) | COSHHManual HandlingFire Safety | What activities should not be carried out without special training? | Manual HandlingClinical TasksFirst AidFood Preparation | What safety equipment are you provided with? | Disposable GlovesDisposable Aprons | Where are copies of your workplace risk assessments kept?
First, employers need to ensure that all jobs are classified properly as either exempt or non-exempt. Once this is accomplished, the employer needs to have their HR department periodically review the job descriptions by performing a job analysis. This will help to determine if the job classification changed. Keeping up with job classifications will reduce the potential FLSA claims. Second, employers need to ensure non-exempt employees keep timesheets of all work performed.
•To control the keeping and use of hazardous substances and materials All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping individuals from getting hurt at work or from becoming ill through work. Employers must: Decide what could cause harm and what the precautions are to stop that from happening. This is part of the risk assessment process Explain in a way that is easy to understand, how risks can be controlled and who is responsible for this Consult and work with all employees to protect everyone from harm in the workplace Give health and safety training that is needed to do the job
It is important at this point to have a Workers Union that is serious on fighting for the rights of the workers. The union should be very close to the workers in order for them to get the challenges that the workers are facing. There should also be policies and laws protecting workers, such that a worker is given a logic reason on why they are getting fired rather than waking up in the morning and finding out that they no longer have a job. There should also be policies in regards to pension and health insurance covers makings sure that the workers have those paid for them by the firms. The health insurance is especially important for the workers working in dangerous conditions where they are likely to get an injury.
Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection. Proper cleaning and decontamintation of equipment and the environment is essential. Employee's may also ensure that they attend all relevant infection control training, and inform their employer if they notice that infection control policies are being ignored, or if relevant equipment or PPE needs to be updated/restocked. 1.2 Employers have legal, organisational and personal responsibilites when it comes to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employers responsibilty to assess the risk of infection or the spread of infection and they must also ensure that all relevant procedures are in place and adhered to by their staff, as well as providing the relevant training for their staff to attend.
Manual handling is aimed to help employers and employees reduce the risk of injuries and work related accidents occurring by effectively managing the movement of staff, equipment and people. Hazard identification, risk assessment, control measures and constant monitoring are all steps taken to minimise the risk. (The Scottish Government, 2003) In a health and social environment it is possibly more important than any other work setting due to sometimes employers could be handling or lifting the service users. It is essential that employers understand the important of manual handling and promote it by giving everyone who works for them the extra training so they are not in danger of hurting themselves or the service users from lifting or handling in the wrong way. (Aberdeenshire council,
I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role. 2/ The standards that influence my job role are:- * Code of Practice * Health and safety at work act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999 3/ Ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work is to remain professional at all times, if there were any concerns then report back to manager immediately. Ensure that a client with person centred value needs are met and that they are comfortable and promote independence at all times Outcome 2 Be able to reflect on own work Activities 1/ Reflecting on work activities enables myself to have an understanding of my skills, competencies, knowledge and professional outcome. This will help me learn and identify new constructive or different approaches in future practice. This will also help with problem solving.
If ever you witnessed this happening it would need to be reporting straight immediately. HEALTH AND SAFETY We all within the work place have joint responsibility for health and safety practice to ensure we work in a safe environment. We must follow any training we have had. Any potential hazard must be reported immediately also any accident or incident must be reported and an accident form to be completed. CONFIDENTIALITY Confidentiality is very important as we are working with vulnerable people.