Essay Nvq 3

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Unit 15 Understanding health and safety in social care settings

Understand the different responsibility’s relating to health and safety in social care setting…
Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting
The legislations that cover health and safety are health and safety at work act 1974
Management of health and safety act at work regulations 1999
Reporting of induries diseases and dangerous occourences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings
If the legislations wherent in place people would not be aware of the dangers around them. Which could lead to serious accidents or even death for example leaving medications out
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2.5 explain how to promote health and safety within the social care setting
A requirement by law is regular training for staff to maintain their safety, a Notice board so that visitors are aware of things they are doing whilst moving and handling things.

Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness

3.1 describe different types of accidents and sudden illness may occur in a social care setting
Food borne illnesses such as salmonella or Ecoli as many people sharing the same foods and cause make everybody sick at the same time
Trips and falls
Viruses such as colds and the flu can spread rapidly in the social care settings

3.2 explain procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur
If there is an accident carers should press the emergency alarms situated in every room this will bring instant assistance.
In a sudden illness the nurse in charge should be informed for advice whether the doctor or paramedics should be called other staff members should be made aware in case this

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