1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Following a Code of Practice and thinking about your duty of care means that your practice will be safer because you will stop to think if you are working in the best interests of the person you are supporting and if you are keeping them from harm. Safeguarding is about keeping vulnerable adults from any sort of harm, such as illness, abuse or injury. This means taking responsibility for the safety of
By following a code of practise and thinking about duty of care means that our practice will be safer as we are stopping to think about what to do in the best interest of the patient. Safeguarding is also about keeping children or vulnerable adults safe from any sort of harm and provides a broader aspect of protection. This protection covers harm from illness, abuse and injury. This means all family and agencies working together and taking responsibility for the safety of children and vulnerable adults are preventing accidents and protecting
Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place. 1.2 Explain how duty if care contributes to the safe guarding or protection of individuals Duty of care safeguards individuals by having risk assessments and precautions in place to avoid accidents or the spreading of infections. Duty of care means that the correct procedures if you have any concerns for an individual's well being must be followed. Following the Codes of Practice, means that a carers practice will be safer as they will have to take time to consider if the practice is in the best interest of the person you are supporting Safeguarding in a pro active practice which is primarily about preventing harm to a vulnerable adult or child. The concept of safeguarding, whether it is children or vulnerable adults, is broader than protection.
Difficulties that may arise when implementing anti-discriminatory practice and ways of overcoming the difficulties in health and social care In this unit so far I have looked at ways in which individuals should be treated in health and social care settings. I have also looked at legislation, policies and discrimination. In health and social care, it is important to be careful with what you say and do. This is so that you do not cause offence to anyone or discriminate against a certain individual or group of individuals. It is important to promote anti-discriminatory practice when working in health and/or social care settings however; when you are implementing this, there can be some difficulties.
These regulations influence care settings as staff are likely to use cleaning products or store these products that could be dangerous. Most care settings will have a list of all products that could be dangerous and show on how they plant to lower the risk in using them, this is as a result of COSHH. COSHH 2002 is to protect people against danger to health, by instantly and long-term from
P2: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1: Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting. HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT: Health and safety at work act legislation influence in health and social care setting by making sure there are no risks and hazards which can cause the staff any harm. This is done by them making sure individuals in the hospital or nursing home need to be careful with the items they are working with. The hospital or care home have to follow these guidelines and legislation because if they need to make sure the environment around them is safe and free from any danger that may cause harm to other patients.
Importance of a risk assessment It is important to carry out a risk assessment in relation to everyday activities in health and social care, so the service user and all people surrounding the service user are safe and secure. A risk assessment identifies potential risks to the health, safety and security of staff, service users and visitors to a care setting. Care activities, equipment and the care setting itself can be hazardous, so carrying out a risk assessment recognises these hazards then steps can be taken to minimise or remove the level of risk to people. On a risk assessment you must make sure the date of the risk assessment is wrote on, the name of the assessor, the date of previous assessment, so you can check previous assessments if there is any. The date of the next assessment must be written on the risk assessment, so that another risk assessment can be carried out in case anything has changed.
Understand health and safety in the social care settings Learning outcomes and assessment criteria Outcome 2 understanding risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety. 2.1 Explain why it is important to assess health and safety risks. It is important to assess health and safety risks, as if you don't assess them, you will not be able to reduce or eliminate any risks that occur. This will result in putting you, your colleagues and your service users as risk and will increase the chance of unnecessary injuries occurring. Outcome 11: safety, availability and suitability of equipment Regulation 16 - (1) the registered person must make suitable arrangement to protect service users and others who may
The legislations key goals are: * To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work * To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work * To control the use and storage of dangerous substances * To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances Other legislation relating to health and safety in social care are as follows * The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act. * The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) which ensures safe storage and usage of any substances that could harm other workers or service users. * The Manual Handling Regulations of 1992, which sets out methods and requirements to be met when manually handling objects, as well as people. * The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) outlines what is required to be recorded and reported. * Food safety act 1990 * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 * Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 1.2 - Describe the main points of health and safety