Level 3 Essay

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01/07/2014 Michaela Radford Unit Eight – Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care. Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety. (Section One covered by certificate, RPL) 1.1, Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social-care work setting. 1.2, Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1.3, Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self, the employer or manager, and others in the work setting. 1.4, Identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training. Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety. (Section Two, Observations). 2.1, Use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety. 2.2, Support others to understand and follow safe practices. 2.3, Monitor and report potential health and safety risks. 2.4, Use risk-assessment in relation to health and safety. 2.5, Demonstrate ways to minimise potential risks and hazards. 2.6, Access additional support or information relating to health and safety. Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness. (Section Three, covered by certificate, RPL) 3.1, Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting. 3.2, Explain procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur. Be able to reduce the spread of infection. 4.1, Explain own role in supporting others to follow practices that reduce the spread of infection. (RPL) 4.2, Demonstrate the recommended method for hand-washing. (Observation) 4.3, Demonstrate ways to ensure that own health and hygiene do not pose a risk to an individual or to others at work. (Observation) Be able to move and

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