Hair must be clean, tied back off the collar with a plain band when in clinical environment and scissors and other sharp or hard objects must not be carried outside breast pockets for safety reasons. 3. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: • Self – keeping store rooms and other areas clean and tidy and making sure patients are using the appropriate walking aids. Keeping up to date with mandatory competencies such as fire safety, first aid and equipments. • The employer or manager – To make sure that employees are up to date with mandatory health and safety training to improve the safety at work for themselves as well as patients.
The health and safety (first aid) regulations. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Make the workplace a safe environment to work in and prevent any risks to health. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and regularly checked. Regularly do risk assessments so that they can minimise and identify any potential risk that could hard staff or service users.
Unit 306 Understanding health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main legislation that covers you at work. Its an umbrella legislation which covers over regulations such as Manual handling operations regulations 1992 amended 2002, Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002, Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 amended 2008, Health and safety first aid regulations 1981, Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. 1.2 Health and safety policies are there to protect you as the worker, the individuals you are looking after and the company you work for. They are there as guidance to help identify risks and control hazards. And to help with reporting accidents and make arrangements for emergencies.
Understand health and safety in social care 1.1 - There is a variety of legislation relating to health and safety in social care including The Health and Safety at work act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). 1.2 - Policies and procedures set the guidelines for adequate care within a setting, risk assessments are used to protect you and others around you. They ensure correct equipment is in place and that the equipment meets the needs of the individuals. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those working and living within a social care setting. COSHH is a policy in place within our setting which outlines control measures for hazards to prevent accidents occurring.
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting. Understand how duty of care contributes of safe practice. 1.1 To have duty of care in my work place means that I make safety with the people in my care, such as I have mandley handing to move the person safely. That I monitor their behaviour such as behaviour chats, food and fluid chats and turn charts. And that this information is keep confidential and stored in the correct way, such as locked way and only made available to other staff, doctors and other professionals such as social workers.
HLTWHS300A Contribute to OH&S Process Question 1 What is the overall aim of the New South Wales Work Health and Safety Act 2012? It specially aims to protect people at workplaces from risk to their health or safety and to promote safe and healthy work environments. Question 2 List the PCBU/ Worker responsibilities for maintaining a safe work environment. a) What is the responsibility of the PCBU? To ensure the health and safety of workers, customers and visitors by eliminating or minimising risks at the workplace b) What is the responsibility of the worker?
CU308P/CT308 Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Current legislation and subsequent amendments may include: Health & Safety at Work Act 1 The Management of Health & Safety Work Regulations Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 3 The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) Personal Protective equipment regulations 1.2 All policies and procedures protect those we care for as this is why they are in place to ensure staff adhere to them to make sure the people we care for are protected, we have agreed ways of working and all staff need to be up to date and know the policies and procedures. 1.3 carers responsibilities: Take reasonable care of my health and safety. Take reasonable care not to put other people, including other employees and members of the public at risk by what I do or don’t do at work. Co-operate with my employer making sure I get proper training and understand and follow my workplace health and safety policies. Not to interfere with or misuse anything that’s been provided for my health, safety or welfare.
Unit 4222 204.1 Duty of care means that the Health and Social Care Workers must do anything it is reasonably possible to keep individuals from harm. They need to think about following the policies and procedure, making risk assesements, respecting the rights of an individual or making risky choices, being aware of harm , making sure they have done anything is reasonably possible to avoid the danger, taking actions to keep the individuals safe and report the actions/dangers. Etc. If someone don’t ensure the legal responsibility of keeping the individual safe it may affect your work role . That’s why all the training needs to be kept up to date , aways wash your hands before and after attending a resident , etc.
Question 3: The main Policies and Procedures of my work are: Health and Safety – maintaining a safe working environment for all staff and service users Moving and Handling – Ensure that the service user is not being put at risk when attempting to move them and that any equipment required is in a good, clean and working order. Confidentiality - maintaining, and ensuring other members of staff maintain, confidentiality of all service users. Ensure all records are kept securely in a safe place and cannot be accessed by unauthorised persons. Medication – to distribute medication according to instructions and ensuring that all medication is supplied to the correct service user, at the correct time and in the correct dose I meet all of these standards by: Deborah Smith *ensuring there are not any obstacles in the way that could cause slips or falls. *ensuring that both myself and all service users have the appropriate footwear on at all times *putting signs up when there is a wet floor Never trying to carry out a task on my own when it is obvious that another person is required *knowing the fire procedure policy *Basic hygiene *Using personal protective equipment (ppe) at relevant times *Ensuring that all moving and handling is carried out with the minimal lifting technique so as to avoid injury to myself or the service user.