Explain Why The Cosh Legislation Is An Aspect Of Safe Care

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In a residential home the COSSH legislation is an aspect of safe care. When I was in the home I saw than all medication, cleaning products and any other chemicals were kept away from residents. Everything was kept out of reach of the residents. All chemical substances were appropriately and clearly labelled. Only certain staff had access to certain substances for example only cleaning staff had access to the cleaning cupboard and nurses had had access to the medicine cupboard.
All medication was clearly labelled with the resident’s name and stored in the medicine trolley they were only allowed to be issued by authorised members of staff. This is to prevent medication being given out more than once which could cause an accidental overdose.
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