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 work setting.
Legislations/codes of practice relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting are: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; Riddor 1995, COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health); Manual Handling operations regulations 1992; Health And Safety (First aid regulations 1981); Fire protection (Workplace) Regulations 1997; Food Safety Act 1990; Personal Protective Equipment and Management of Health and safety at work regulations 1999.
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2. Explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified
To report potential health and safety risks I would contact my line manager/duty officer/manager, I would report something when I think it could cause possible harm and create a health and safety risk.
3. Explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns
Risk assessments can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns by helping reduce any risks created by undergoing certain tasks, risks assessments are not in place to prevent an individual doing things that they want to do, they are in place to concentrate on the risk factors and to look at any other ways to reduce the risk of the task in hand.
Outcome 3 – Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.
1. Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting.
Accidents that could happen in my work place could be: cuts and burns, e.g. in the kitchen; Back injuries/strains/sprains from poor handling/lifting techniques; tripping over from things left around the house. Sudden illnesses that could happen are: Strokes; heart attacks; epileptic fits; asthma attacks; diabetic emergencies; seizures; severe headaches; slurred speech; chest pain; difficulty breathing; sickness and diarrhea; vomiting/passing blood.
2. Outline the procedures to be followed if an