Unit 4222 306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care HSC 037

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Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care (HSC 037)
Outcome 1 : Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
1. identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting
The settings in which we are likely to provide support are generally covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 ( HASAWA ). This Act is like the overall "umbrella" that has been updated and supplemented by all the regulations and guidelines which extent it, support it or explain it.
Health and Safety at Work Act: Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 ( as amended 2002 ); Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (
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4. identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training.
Manual handling equipment, such as sliding sheets, hoists,mobility aids, need to be carried out by people who have had a training to do it. Employers are obliged to provide training in manual handling. Traning it is important to be up to date, for new techniques and equipment. Moving patients without proper training is dangerous for both of us. We will also need training for specific equipment, for example, arjo hoist and oxford hoist is to be used in workplace, no one will be able to operate it without training.
When we have to move a patient out of bed and get him in the armchair, so we have a look on the risk assessment manual & handling form how to mobile, it is written need to use a arjo hoist. To use a hoist we have to have a training how to use it and how to know which sling we should use. A patient weigh 60 kg, so we check the different colors of the slings and we should use the yellow sling, so now we can hoist the patient on the armchair. So for that we need a manual handling training update.
Outcome 2: Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
1. use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety
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