Induction Agreed Ways of Woking

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INDUCTION ON AGREED WAYS OF WORKING Working within a team means you and your team will be working to Agreed Ways of Working. Agreed ways of working means ways in which you are able to apply the latest rules and regulations that dictate how Care Workers treat people in a residential home. There are the GSCC’s codes of Practice to which every worker should know about and adhere to. It’s all about protecting the vulnerable. This is accomplished by following your Job Description, reading and being aware of Policies and Procedures which are incorporated into residents Care Plans. Care Plans include their welfare, protection and health and safety. This is a requirement by the Essential Stands and regulations. These include: • communicable diseases and infection control • confidentiality and disclosure of information • control of exposure to hazardous waste (based on COSHH) • fire safety • hygiene and food safety (food safety act 1990 and regulations 2005) • record keeping and access to files • health and safety • moving and handling residents • dealing with accidents and emergencies • responding to abuse The common Induction Standards set by Skills for Care and must be adhered to at all times are as follows: • Standard 1: Role of the health and care worker • Standard 2: Personal Development • Standard 3: Communicate effectively • Standard 4: Equality and inclusion • Standard 5: Principles for implementing duty of care • Standard 6: Principles of safeguarding in health and social care • Standard 7: Person-centred support • Standard 8: Health and safety in an adult social care setting It is important to have agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law. Your home will have to implement them in line with current legislation to help project the vulnerable and safeguard the individual from harm and abuse. Without up
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