SHC 027 answ

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HSC 027 - CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA

Outcome 1 – Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others relating to health and safety in the work setting
1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care environment
Legislation relating to general health and safety: relevant, up-to-date legislation from the Health and Safety Commission and Executive
(HSC/E), including local, national and European requirements for health and safety in a health and social care work setting eg Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work
Regulations 1999, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Health and Safety
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lth and safety hazards: understanding health, safety and riskassessment for the work environment or particular activities; the importance of risk assessment for protecting self and individuals from danger or harm; the need to comply with the law; identifying what could cause harm; taking precautions to prevent harm; the importance of minimising accidents, injuries and ill health; reducing the risk of individuals being injured at work; reducing the risk of liability; reducing costs to the organisation
2 Explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified
Report potential health and safety risks: importance of continuous assessment of risks and regular checking; reporting identified risks immediately; importance of reporting any changes; examine examples of risk-assessment reports, accident report forms and other relevant documentation; importance of written records being clear and accurate, detailing dates, times, simple description of hazard identified and action taken; agreed reporting procedures and lines of communication
3 Explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns
Individual rights and health and safety concerns: using risk-assessment procedures, regulations and relevant health and safety legislation to justify compliance for specific procedures or actions eg wearing seat belts in a car to minimise injury, wearing a motorcycle helmet for
protection,

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