Diploma level 5

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CU2939 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies,
Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young
People’s Settings
Level 5
Credit value 5
GLH 33

Unit summary
The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills required for Health and Safety and Risk Management, including the development of policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings.
Additional Assessment Requirements
This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development 's QCF
Assessment Principles. Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 5 must be assessed in the work setting. 1. Understand the current legislative framework and
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Each colour has a special meaning: o Circular red signs indicate prohibited o Yellow signs give a warning of hazard# o Blue signs tell you to do something o Green signs identify or locate safety equipment or escape routes.



Electricity – Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Each year about 1000 accidents at work involve electric shock or burns are reported to the
Health and Safety Executive.
It is important that employees do not: o Change fuses or plugs if not authorised to do so; o Overload electrical sockets, e.g., using fan heaters from extension sockets o Use equipment that is faulty or appear to be damaged.



Manual Handling - The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Lifting and moving loads manually is the biggest cause of injury, so it is important to make use of any lifting equipment that is provided. A large number of personal injury claims relate to breaches by employers of Manual Handling Regulations. It is important when lifting for staff to be trained and to ensure that they use the right method. If employees have any medical problems they should not be undertaking manual handling if inappropriate to do so. Manual handling involves and requires specialised training.



Slips, Trips
About one third of all accidents that occur are due to slips, trips and falls. The majority of these could be avoided by being
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