Unit 4222 - 208

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Unit 4222-208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care Outcome 1 1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. * Manual handling * Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 * Fire Safety (Employees _ Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010 * Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 2. Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. MANUAL HANDLING -This policy allows members of staff to gain knowledge on handling Bariatric / Heavy Patients (over 25 stone/160Kg) and safe moving and handling patients. HAND HYGIENE – using hand gels before attending to a patient and washing hands with soap after seeing a patient. UNIFORM POLICIES - Nails must be short not longer than fingertip and false nails and varnish must not be worn. 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. • Others in the work setting – builders should make sure that their building equipment does not harm members of the public by keeping walking paths clear. 4. Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without

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