Unit 306 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings

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Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings Task A Presentation You have been asked to contribute to an induction day for new staff. You are to prepare a presentation about Health and Safety. It must include the following: Ai A list of the key legislation to health and safety in social care setting * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) * Health and Safety (First Aid) * Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) * Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Work Regulations * Food Safety Act 2009 guidance from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Aii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care setting by the rights and responsibilities for all those involved, including care workers and service users. The policies and procedures lay out clear guidelines for the expected delivery of care and help everyone involved agree to the safe ways of working and have information on how their care will be delivered in ways that promote their safety. Aiii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings by providing clear guidelines for staff so they know how to work safely within the legal requirements. The policies and procedures help to protect the people using the service, including employers and employees. Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: 1. Social care worker Social care workers know how to look after their own health and safety at work as well as the health and safety of others such as the service users and visitors. They co-operate with their

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