Assignment 306 Understand Health And Safety In Social Care Settings 9

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Assignment 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 a 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.
Task A
A1.
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• Medicines Act 1968
• Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
• Hazardous Wastes 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 Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
• Food Safety Act 1990
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Avii An explanation of the procedures to be followed to prevent and in the event of each of the following: a) Fire
b) Gas leak
c) Floods
d) Intruding
e) Security breach

Procedures to prevent fire may include: no smoking not having fire doors propped open checking appliances are turned off checking plugs are switched off following a procedure checklist Procedures to prevent gas leaks may include: checking appliances are turned off e.g. cooker, fire

Procedures to prevent floods may include: being aware of how to turn off main water supply ensuring taps are turned off after use e.g. bath, sink Procedures to prevent intruding may include: being vigilant of security of building i.e. doors, windows locking doors and windows not giving out key codes to others following a procedure checklist

Procedures to prevent security breaches may include: being vigilant of security of building i.e. doors, windows reporting any concerns following a procedure checklist

Aviii An explanation about the importance of having an emergency plan in place to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

Reasons may include: to comply with legislation and workplace procedures to reduce risk of more serious danger, harm or injury to self, individual and others to promote understanding of emergency

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