Level 3 Unit 4

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Unit 4 My duty of care in my role as an Occupational Activities Assistant is to have a legal duty to take reasonable care so that others and myself are not harmed. My duty of care within the company must take into account residents, colleagues and myself. I have clear responsibilities to residents and I will be held professionally accountable for the service I deliver. The company provides all necessary training for me to gain the knowledge to do this. I will not be expected to go beyond the limits of my role but if it is found that I did not exercise a proper duty of care I could be disciplined or even have legal action taken against me. My standard of work must be at a competent level within my role. This requires me to: 1. attend all training and keep my skills up to date 2. Provide a quality of service that demonstrates those skills 3. Know what must be done to provide a safe service 4. Keep accurate records and reports 5. Protect confidential information 1.2 How duty of care safeguards individuals Having a duty of care should guarantee the safeguarding of the residents in my care. Risk Assessments – carrying out and reviewing risk assessments for all of the activities we do and places we visit ensures that thought and concern is given to how we do things every day, this way I ensure risks concerning equipment, venues and activities are minimised and therefore reducing the risk of injury or harm to the residents and myself. Recognising potential hazards and eliminating them, this could include infectious diseases too. Policies and Procedures – having clear rules and boundaries ensures that both adults and residents (who are able to understand) know how to conduct themselves within the setting, by this I mean not behaving in ways that could cause distress or harm to others within the setting. Conforming to Legislation – by adhering to

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