Awareness of health and safety in social care . Legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. - Health and Safety at work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. - Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 – Emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
Unit 4222-223 Support individuals to meet personal care needs (HSC 2015 Outcome 2 Be able to provide support for personal care safely Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care. 2.3 if there is any concern document your concerns and report to manager, deputy or senior as soon as possible Describe ways to ensure the individual can summon help when alone during personal care. 2.4 The individual can summon help by pulling on the red alarm system in the bathroom or the nurse call button if in bed and using bedpan etc. Outcome 6 Be able to monitor and report on support for personal care. Monitor personal care functions and activities in agreed ways.
3) Engineering and isolating controls - The provision or mechanical aides, barriers, machine guarding, ventilation or insulation to isolate a hazard from workers. For example: Using antiglare screens on computers. 4) Establishing policies, procedures and work practices - Designed to reduce a workers exposure to a risk can also include the provision of specific training & supervision. For example: Increasing job variety and introducing job rotation. 5) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - PPE must be provided and maintained by the employer and the employer must also provide training for workers required to use it.
You must inform the service user why the information needs to be passed on to others, and that it is your responsibility to do so. 4 - If there is a risk of danger or harm to the service user speak to your manager. C Davies 19/10/2013 Unit 202 Outcome 1 1 - Roles and Responsibilities * Personal Care * Support service user to live wiyhin their own home * Domestic * Administating medication * Shopping * Confidentiality 2 - These make up 'standards' to follow for good practice in your working practice * Care Standards Act 2000 * Domicilary Care Regulations 2002 * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health and
Part 4 relates directly to the quality and safety of care. Regulation 9 states that: ‘People experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights’. Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 (amended 2002). Under these regulations, it states that employees have general health and safety duties to: * Follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety * Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety * Co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters * Inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities * Take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk When you are supporting someone with their mobility, for instance moving them using specialist equipment such as hoists and slings, it is important that you adhere to the principles for safely moving someone. The things to consider would be: * Explain what you are about to do to the individual you are supporting * Ensure that you get their consent if they have the capacity to choose * Make sure that a risk assessment has been done for the manoeuvre and you have read it.
Assignment CU 2470 Level 2 Diploma Health and social Care Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings 1.1 Identify the legislation that relates to the recording storage and sharing of information in H & SC . The Straight forward answer to this is the Data Protection Act Everyone who is responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. Any company or professional that needs to store personal data from clients in order to perform business activities is classified as a ‘data controller’. This act was implemented in 1998 but came into force in the year 2000. 1.2 Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing info in a H & S C Setting.
• Training • Implementation of cleaning schedules • Personal hygiene • Inspection of deliveries • Pest control • Record keeping • Written records The Main Points of Policies and Procedures: To ensure that procedures, records of forms and communications are maintained in the home to ensure legislative compliance and support the Health and Safety. The Main Health & Safety Responsibilities Of: A) The Social Care Worker - responsible for ensuring that they work in a safe way, following Health and Safety guidelines and reporting hazards to the Manager. Failure by an employee to comply with the requirements may be treated as an act of indiscipline and may remove liability form the proprietor in the event of an accident. The Social Care Worker must be aware of potential hazards and that they recognise them for what they are in order that action can be taken to avoid
Unit 202 - Principles of personal development in adult and social care settings Outcome 1 - Understand what is required for good practice in adult social care roles 1.1 - Identify standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out The standards which influences the way the work role is carried out are: Regulations: Health and Safety at work Act 1974 Care Standards Act 2000 Manual Handling operations regulations NHS & Community Care Act Food Safety Act Management of Health and Safety at work Codes of Practice: Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers General Social Care Council Standards of conduct Standards of Conduct Performance & Ethics: Health Professionals Council National Occupational Standards: Health and Social Care 1.2 - Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop own knowledge and skills Reflecting on work activities in an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice it enables us to reach our goals, achieve a better understanding of ourselves, self-awareness, strengths and weaknesses. To be able to reflect on how individuals are doing and to transfer knowledge to our practice. The things that I know or what I don’t know, how to achieve some goals, achievements and where I need to improve. 1.3 - Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes and beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work To be able to ensure that personal attitudes and beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work you must not let your own personal feelings get in the way of doing your job correctly, treat everybody as an equal and work to support the residents needs, have a positive attitude towards all of the residents we take care of, ensure we follow all policies and procedures of our work setting without making any expectation. Also to respect the rights of each of
| | | b. Describe three general ‘housekeeping’ practices that will reduce safety risks in your office. 1 | 2 | 3 | c. List two safe work practices that should be followed when using electrical equipment. 1 | 2 | d. You notice that the rip in the carpet near your work station is getting bigger and that your chair sometimes gets caught in the rip. What should you do?