Unit Ref: K/602/3172 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings. 1. Understand the current legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health and social care or children and young people’s settings. 1.1 There is a number of legislation relevant to early years settings that govern Health and Safety. These include: * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of health and safety legislation that outlines the responsibilities of individual employers for maintaining health and safety in the workplace.
Everyone on site is responsible for Health and Safety on-site, although the level of responsibility will vary. Employers Designers Planning Supervisors Principal Contractors Subcontractors/Self Employed Subcontractors and self employed contractors must cooperate and work within the guidelines of the Principal Contractor on all health and safety matters. They must also control any health and safety risk on site which forms part of their works. This would be included within their scope of works and risk assessment approved by the Principal Contractor. Employees Public 2.
The CQC henceforth published its guidance material, Essential Standards of Quality & Care. The CQC later published the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, which contains definitions of the services and activities that people must be registered to provide, alongside details of standards that have to be observed. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is another body who provide strict rules that are to be followed correctly. According the the Government website (direct.gov.uk), the HSE is: “the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain's workplaces.” There are several further Acts and Regulations that all parties in the Health & Social Care industry are to adhere to, including: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 This covers a range of issues relating to health, safety and welfare across different sectors and industries.
It provides the framework for all law, regulation and code of practice in use. Legal framework The main act relating to health and safety at work is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1947 (HSW Act). This lays out general duties of employers, people in control of premises and employees. Personal note: The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulation 1999 poster is displayed in staff room. DUTIES OF EMPLOYERS TO EMPLOYEES Employers have a general duty under HSW Act to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all their employees.
TDA 2.2 (1.2 1.4) Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting. Describe how health and safety is monitored and maintained in setting. The lines of responsibility may vary depending on the school’s policy, but the most general are: 1. Head Teacher : who is the ultimate responsible for the health and safety within the school; 2. Health and safety officer: monitor and ensure that policies and procedures are understood and followed by all; 3.
Gordon (2010) proposed 11 functional health pattern guides which is quite a systematic and standard approach to data collection (Berman et al, 2012). They are: health perception-health management, nutrition- metabolic pattern, elimination pattern, activity- exercise pattern, cognitive – perceptual pattern, rest- sleep pattern, self-perception – self-concept pattern, role- relationship pattern, sexuality- reproductive pattern, coping- stress tolerance pattern, value- belief pattern (Berman et al, 2012). Orem’s Self Care Model Orem’s self -care model is developed by Dorothea Orem (Berman et al, 2012). Orem (2001) believed that each person have their own ability to perform self-care and are responsible for their health (as cited in Simmons, L. 2009). Orem (2001) identifies four other client related concepts; self-
Use this form to record details of activities (tick as appropriate) Observed by your Assessor ( Candidate statement ( Evidence Ref: Discussion with learner ( Questions ( Witness testimony ( Other ( Unit No’s: |Date of Activity |Unit |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria | |HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974 | |1 |1.1 | | | | | | |LIFTING OPERATIONS & LIFTING EQUIPEMENT REGULATIONS 1998 | | | | | | | | | |MANUAL HANDLING REGULATIONS 1999 | | | | | | | | | |FOOD SAFETY ACT 1990 | | | | | | | | | |MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS 1999
Understand health and safety in social care settings (ai) a list of key legislation are COSHH, RIDDOR, manual handling regulations, health and safety (first aid) regulations, health and safety at work act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations (aii) All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how should we maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings. (aii)By following the health and safety policies and procedures the social care worker is following all requirements of working within the law and abiding by safer ways of working. Health and safety protects yourself by keeping your work place environment safe for you to work in and puts guidelines in place for you to follow , health and safety protects your clients by keeping them save and reduces risks in the environment they are living in, health and safety protects the manager as it Shields them from potential legal action (aiv) social care worker * Take care of their own health and safety as well as others. * Must use personal protective equipment as necessary * Must adhere to achieve training and follow instruction * Must use equipment as directed and trained and report faults or any breaks * To understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures Employer/manager * Provide a safe place of work * Provide information, instruction, training and supervision as necessary * Provide equipment * Provide safe and risk free working environment Others such as visitor’s supporters, volunteers or contractors * Follow the instruction and guidance as provided * Respect and obey the rules and legislation imposed by
Assessment Task – M1 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practises in health and social care or children and young people’s settings. - Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of the health and safety legislation in Great Britain. It provides the legal framework to promote and encourage high standards in the workplace. The Act, when first introduced, provided an integrated system dealing with workplace health and safety and the protection of the public from work activities.
Edexcel BTEC Levels 4 and 5 Higher Nationals specification in Health and Social Care Contents Unit 1: Unit 2: Unit 3: Unit 4: Unit 5: Unit 6: Unit 7: Unit 8: Unit 9: Unit 10: Unit 11: Unit 12: Unit 13: Unit 14: Unit 15: Unit 16: Unit 17: Unit 18: Unit 19: Unit 20: Unit 21: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations 1 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care Research Project Social Policy The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services Safeguarding in Health and Social Care The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care 5 11 15 21 27 33 37 41 45 49 53 59 Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care 65 Psychology for Health and Social Care 71 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care 75 Community Development Work Complementary Therapies Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care Supporting Independent Living Supporting Significant Life Events 79 85 89 95 99 Unit 22: Unit 23: Unit 24: Unit 25: Unit 26: Unit 27: Unit 28: Unit 29: Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care Employability Skills Understanding the Learning Process Influences on Health and Social Care Organisations Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care Managing Quality in Health and Social Care Work-based Experience Health Promotion 103 109 115 119 123 127 131 137 UNIT 1: COMMUNICATING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ORGANISATIONS Unit 1: Unit code: QCF level: Credit value: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations T/601/1560 4 15 • Aim The aim of this unit is to develop