unit 208 health and social care Essay

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Unit 208 Outcome 1 1.1 list legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. Manual handling operations regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002); Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) Reporting injuries, Diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Health and safety first aid regulations 1981 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 1.2 describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures Risk assessment- An assessment of any risks to the worker's health and safety is undertaken by a trained risk assessor. This allows for the risks to be removes, reduced or avoided, and for preventive and protective measures to be identifies and…show more content…
4.4 The different types of protective equipment are gloves aprons masks hairnets and they should be used when doing personal care, handling waste, a change of activity to protect the carer and the individual. Outcome 5 5.1 Manual handling and operations regulations, health and safety at work act. 5.2 Avoiding hazardous manual handling , conducting a full risk assessment, reporting immediately any difficulties adhering to agreed working practices and using equipment correctly. 5.3 To comply with legislation to minimise individual self or others, to safeguard myself and others health and safety and to apply agreed working practiceds to use equipment. Outcome 6 6.1 To understand individuals needs and preferences and to meet them, to apply agreed working practices, to move the individual safely and correctly and to minimise injury to individual or myself or others. 6.2 To understand individuals needs and preference and to meet them, to move the individual safely and correctly, to involve individual in the process, to minimise injury to individual, myself or others and ensuring that move is comfortable for the individual. Outcome 7 7.1 Cleaning materials, disinfectants, body fluids and medication 7.2 Storing in correct and labelled containers only under correct conditions on instructions in a secure area using reading instructions on label not
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