Health and Social Care

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CU2547 Contribute to health and safety in health and Social care. 1) Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting. * Cooperate to help the employer to ensure that the working environment is safe * Be trained/receive instructions on the measures to be put in place * alert their supervisors or employers regarding perceived risks * report any changes in the workplace * be informed of the risks to their safety and health and of the measures necessary to eliminate or reduce these risks 2) understand the use of risk assessments in relation to health and safety * Any tasks that are hazardous for health and safety shouldn’t be done without special training. Hazards associated with equipment * They should be using hoists and slings, waste disposal, cleaning and chemical substances; hazards associated with people * It’s the companies to make assessment risk list for all employees’ especially new ones. 3) Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness * Any accidents that occur at work must be recorded in the accident report book. * The record must include: the date and method of reporting, the date, time and place of the event, personal details of those involved and a brief description of the nature of the event or disease. * Only trained staff can give first aid but if a staff member finds that a person has had an accident or sudden illness then they must always call for help immediately and make the area as safe and private as possible, wait for help to arrive and then follow the trained person’s instructions. Assessment criteria The learner can: 1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care working setting. * The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 *

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