Understand Health And Safety In Social

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Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Health and Safety at work Act 1974 - An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 - any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 – it require employers and others to report accidents and some diseases that arise out of or in…show more content…
evaluating risks 3. taking precautions 4. reviewing risks 5. reporting and recording risks 2.3 Explain how to address potential health and safety risks identified First you identify the risks. Then you can consider what safety measures are required to put in place to minimise the risks. Make sure you communicate the risks and changes to others to prevent them getting hurt. 2.4 Explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between an individual’s rights and health and safety concerns It is used as a starting point for working arrangements. It also helps the service users to understand what the risks are and what responsibilities the employees and employer have. 2.5 Explain how to promote health and safety within the social care setting Taking part in health and safety training to understand the procedures and then most importantly reporting and recording risks and hazards as soon as possible. 3.1 Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in a social care setting Accidents can be: falls slips and trips (losing balance) cut and burns Sudden illness can be: stroke seizures vomiting poisoning overdosing being breathless unconsciousness 3.2 Explain procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur First of all phone 999 and then immediately make sure the service user is in the most comfortable position as possible. Cover them with a blanket and put a pillow under the head. After the
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