You will investigate the precautions, which are intended to preserve the safety of both staff and individuals who use the services. You will consider the key legislation, policies and procedures, which outline the responsibilities of social care workers within a range of settings. An examination of risk assessments and the responsibilities of professionals with regard to overall health and safety is included in the unit. Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria In order to pass this unit, the evidence that you need to present for assessment needs to demonstrate that you can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.
Duty of care affects a social care worker by prompting the independence of the service user follow practice and procedures designed to keep you and others safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work. Complying with employer’s health and safety polices help service users and carers to make complaints. Aiii) what having duty a duty of care means for a care giving organisation. To help service users remember that we are not here to stop them from doing what they want to do it is about making sure service users have information about risk assess risks. If service users are happy we will get more referrals and good reports from CQC.
My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. This means that my colleagues and I are obliged to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is highly important that we all receive adequate training so that we can recognise and understand signs of abuse. It is also out duty to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace. It is our responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that we think may contribute to abuse. Duty of care and safeguarding work together because it is our duty of care, as care staff, to provide protection and safety for vulnerable adults whilst at the same time respecting their
Health and Safety at Work Act. Everyone has responsibility to ensure that the health and safety of residents and staff are well looked after. The duties of the employer are to have clear health and safety policies in place, ensure the home is safe for staff and residents, provide training, supervisions and information regarding health and safety in the work place. The managers duties are to make sure all
306 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 and presentation about health and safety. It must include the following: Ai A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Medicines Act 1968 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) Provisions and use of Equipment Regulations (PUWER) Reporting of Injuries Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) Food Safety Act 1990 Data protection Act 1998 Human Rights Act 1998 Mental Health Act Course 2005 Health and Social Act 2005 Aii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedure protect people using social care settings . Protection may including identifying The significant risks Control measures for hazards Arrangements for reporting Accidents or Health Problems Arrangements for first aid, fire and emergencies Arrangements for health and safety Aiii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings.
As both employers and employees are jointly responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of anyone using the service from harm. 1.3 A) As a social care worker it is my responsibility to: Understand and follow the company’s health and safety policies Take responsible care of my own health and safety Co-operate with my employer to ensure I am properly trained Inform my manager if health and safety issues affect my ability to work, through ill health, medication etc. Ensure not to put any one at risk, such as, other employees, service users and members of the public Not to misuse or interfere with anything that has been provided for health and safety, for example, hoist and standing aid Report any injuries, strains of illness I suffer as a resort of doing my job Wear the uniform and protective clothing provided and flat enclosed shoes, hair tied up if its long and to wear NO jewellery B) An employer or managers responsibilities are: To make the workplace safe, prevent risks to health and to inform you of any potential hazards such as, chemical substances and give you
Sue Letch BTEC Unit 8 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings 1. Understand the different responsibilities relating to Health and safety In Social care Settings 1.1 List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting * The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) * The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) * Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) * Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) (1995) * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations (2002) 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures When you start working in a health and safety setting, you sign a contract to agree to set ways of working. You follow certain standards to ensure the safety and security of individuals, staff members and visitors. Dealing with accidents, injuries and emergency situations (e.g. operating, reporting and recording procedures), first-aid situations (e.g.
Employee Duty of Care under HASAWA (Your responsibilities under duty of care) It is the duty of care of all employees to: •Take reasonable care of their own health & safety & that of others who may be affected by their activities •Co-operate with their employers, so far as necessary, to enable that employer to comply with any statutory duty or requirement. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights While care professionals and support staff always strive to ensure that people receive the best possible standards of care, there can sometimes be conflicts and dilemmas between the policies of the organisation,
Each agency or organisation should have a safe guarding officer, who will ensure standards are kept high, undertaking training courses is another way in which staff and agencies can raise the standard and awareness of health and safety. A3. Health and safety policies and procedures sets out how employees are expected and should conduct themselves in their place of work to ensure they protect themselves in a social care setting, they can achieve this in a number of ways one of which is to adhere to the general social care councils codes of practice. Part of my role in Arch is to drug test clients, to protect myself from blood born viruses I make sure I wear the correct PPE, doing this helps to maintain and
CT308 Understand Health and Safety In Social Care Settings 1. Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in a social care setting. 1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting * Health and Safety at work Act 1974 * Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 · Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 · The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 · Communicable diseases and infection control * Working Time Regulations 1998 * Care Standard Act 2000 * Control of exposure to Hazardous to Health 1999 * Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005. · Environmental Protection Act 1990.