Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace

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Assignment Front Sheet
Qualification

Unit Number and Title

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND Diploma In Health and Social Care
Student Name

Unit 3: Health and Safety in the Health and Social
Care Workplace

Assessor name:

Christine Pratt

Date of Issue

Completion date

27/01/2014

18/04/2014

Student No.

Submitted on

Assignment title

Learning
Outcome

Learning outcome Assessment criteria LO1

Understand
1.1
how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace 1.2

1.3

In this assessment you will
Task
have the opportunity to
No.
present evidence that shows you are able to review systems, policies and 1 procedures for communicating information on health and safety in the health and social care
workplace
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(Task 1,2,&3)

D3 demonstrate convergent/lateral and creative thinking

3

Assignment Brief
Unit Number and title
Qualification

Unit 3: Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care workplace Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND Diploma in Health and Social
Care

Start Date

27/01/2014

Deadline

18/04/2014

Assessor

Christine Pratt

Assignment title

Purpose of this assignment
Health and safety is an essential consideration for all practitioners in health and social care and this unit will enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of continually monitoring the implementation of health and safety legislation and policies within any health and social care setting.

Learners will gain a clear understanding of the implications of relevant legislation for their own role and the implementation of policies and systems in their own workplace. The importance of record keeping, monitoring and review health and safety policies and procedures will also be considered.

Scenario
On the 29th August 2013, it was reported that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will prosecute the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust under Section 3(1) of the Health and
Safety at Work Act over the death of a patient, Gillian Astbury.

Gillian Astbury, who suffered from diabetes, was admitted to Stafford Hospital in
April 2007 after falling at home. She was put under the care of a team of nurses who did not bother