Btec Level 3 Health and Social Care - Health and Safety Unit 3

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Assess the hazards identified in the health and social care setting. And make recommendations in relation to identified hazards to minimise the risks to the service user group. M2 and D1 In this assignment I will be assessing the hazards identified in the health and social care setting. The first potential hazard I saw whilst carrying out a risk assessment whilst at a health and social care setting was a wet floor. As the floor was wet it was a hazard and had many risks to it, which could have resulted in severe damage or injury. It is harmful to the staff, visitors and children. It was in the corridor near the reception. It could have severe results such as anybody got have slipped and fell over. As there was a kitchen right next to…show more content…
Also, the staff should assist the children and make sure everything is put away and watch that no child attempts to chew on any of the little objects. The sockets in the room were dangerous as they did not have safety caps on. This could have electrocuted any of the children if they touched any of the sockets with wet fingers. This may have lead to more then first aid treatment. Also, if they poked something into the sockets something metal they could have become hurt again. It is likely for this to happen if all the children are not being watched or if they come from the toilet and do not dry their hands. To minimise the risks of the children getting hurt by the sockets, all the children should be watched and assisted in anything they want to do and if they want to try to turn on anything electronic the staff members should put in the plug and turn it on rather than the children attempting it. Also, making sure there are safety caps in every socket so the child cannot attempt trying it. (www.toucanlearn.com) By having unclean surfaces in the classroom and dinner tables in the school, it could lead to the staff, visitors and children picking up infections which would affect their health and well being. The probability of this happening is between likely and unlikely. However, the consequences can be severe it can be anyone being ill, or can lead to further problems. To minimise the risk of this occurring make sure the
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