Health and Social Care Qcf Level2

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Contribute to Health & Safety in Health & Social Care
Unit Reference Code: HSC027
QCF Diploma Level: 2
Credit Value: 4
Guided Learning Hours: 33
Unit Accreditation Number: R/601/8922
Unit Purpose & Aim:
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of Health & Social Care settings such as; Nursing Homes, Residential Homes, Hospitals, Supported Housing, Schools, Day Care & Domiciliary Care.
This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of how to contribute to health and safety in health & social care settings.
Learner Instructions:
Please answer the following questions as one method of providing evidence to demonstrate your knowledge as well as competencies. Other methods of evidence may include; A Reflective Account, Case Studies & 2 Observations.
Learning Outcomes:
The learner will:
1) Be able to provide support for personal care safely
Assessment Criteria
The learner can:
1.1.1 Identify Legislation relating to general health and safety in a health & social care setting
The principal act who generally cover the settings relating to health and social care is HASAWA – Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which was updated with many sets of regulation as the following: Health and Safety First Aid Regulations-1981, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)-1995, Manual Handling Operations Regulations – 1992, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSW) – 1999, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) – 2002.
1.1.2 Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
The main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are:
• Information and training on lifting and handling under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
• Suitable equipment and
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