Hazards In Health And Social Care

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Hazards in Health and Social care Introduction It is just as important to follow rules and legislations put in to place weather it be in a public setting or in a health a social care setting. Doing this will ensure safety and security within the settings and ensure that hazards are reduced resulting in a well run environment. Swimming Pool-Hazardous working practice In a swimming pool setting a hazardous working practice could be lifeguards not having the correct training and equipment. If the life guard does not have enough training it could cause hazards such as drowning as the lifeguard may not be able to swim competently or carry out first aid effectively. Also not having the right equipment in the setting could cause hazards such…show more content…
Potential Risks There are many risks in a swimming pool such as: 1.) Cross infection could be a risk as a person not wearing the correct aid on an infection or not knowing that they have an infection such as a verucca, this could cause spreading of the infection to other people. 2.) The water temperature being to hot or to cold could be a potential risk as it could cause injuries such as burns and scalding if its to hot. If the water temperature is to cold it could cause reactions such as hyperthermia or shock to people and could cause them distress. 3.) Another potential risk could be the chlorine levels in the water of the swimming pool, if the chlorine levels are to high this could cause skin irritation such as rashes or redness and could cause breathing difficulties especially if a person suffers with asthma. If the chlorine levels are to low this could cause infections as the chlorine will not be able to destroy the bacteria in the swimming pool that could be brought in by people, this could cause people in the swimming pool to become…show more content…
3.) Not storing or handling, food correctly could cause bacteria to grow which could cause food to turn mouldy, Also not cooking food correctly could cause bacteria and infections like E-coli or salmonella this could cause illness to people if consumed. Potential Accidents 1.) A patient spilling a hot drink onto their selves could cause an accidental injury such as scalding or burning, this could cause the patient a lot of pain and discomfort and this would then need treatment. 2.) A patient getting up out of bed without assistance from either a member of staff of a particular aid such as a walking stick or frame could cause them to fall resulting in injuries like bruising, cuts and abrasions and possible head injuries. 3.) A patients loosing their footing and falling over or down stairs could cause them both minor and potentially fatal injuries including cuts and bruising, broken bones or head injuries. The patient could also suffer after from shock or panic disorders relating to the
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