Potential Hazards In Health And Social Care Research Paper

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Potential hazards in health and social Hazard: Anything that can cause harm, e.g. chemicals, electricity, moving and handling service users. Risk: The chance, high or low, that somebody will be harmed by the hazard. It is important that risks to those being cared for, and to their care workers, are sensibly and proportionately managed in ways that respect their rights, freedoms and dignity. Care homes differ from other workplaces because they are not only places of work but are also homes for their residents. It is therefore important that they are pleasant places where the freedom and dignity of residents is respected, and where everyone’s health and safety is sensibly and effectively managed. Staff: * Staff may be at risk from…show more content…
The Victorian environment may increase risk of moving residents due to lighting, flooring or lack of space & storage may be very limited for equipment. * Falling from heights when cleaning, got to make sure they aint a way off falling when cleaning which will cause harm to you and/or residents. Resident: * It’s on a main road and people who have dementia could forget that and could end up walking there, and putting their self at risk of getting hurt. * Windows, if they are left open or not got a safety lock on, a resident could fall out of it and hurt themselves or others. * Poor fitted bed rails can lead to asphyxiation, and residents can shake them and make them dislodge the rail. Limbs may become trapped in bed rails. * Safety plugs on the plug sockets, could put finger through it or poke something in it and could get electric shock, or seriously electrocuted. * Hot water, if it’s not checked or they not getting watched they could burn themselves. * Slippery wet surfaces, or that has something on, and things that are permanently in the way can cause them to trip or

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