Hsc037 Essay

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Learner Name______________________________________________ Unit – HSC037 Unit | Learning outcome(s) | Assessment criteria | Questions | HSC037 PWSC37 | 1 1 | 1.1 1.1 | Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting’ | Answer Health and safety Act 1974 Management of health and safety at work Regs 1999 Manual Handling Operations Regs 2004 Food Safety Act 1990 Control of substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR) Environment Protection Act Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) | HSC037 PWSC37 | 1 1 | 1.2 1.2 | Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures that you have agreed with your employer and identify how they protect those in social care settings | Answer The safety procedures we have are for the environment that we work and the customer’s home. We have a loan working policy that safeguards staff, we have to phone the admin to give the full address and postcode and an estimated time of finish, if we change location with the customer we again have to call in. If we have not phoned in after 5 minutes the admin staff will call us to see if we are safe. Included in this policy is an emergency procedure where we have an emergency mobile to call and state a red file. Also included in the service agreement is a policy stating that staff will not tolerate any form of abuse. We have a safeguarding policy and with every customer we interview we explain that all visits are confidential but if anything is witnessed or disclosed that we feel will bring harm to any person or child then we will have to report it, we will advise the customer of our intentions first before any concerns are raised. We also have an accident and incident policy where we have to record all

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