Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Report

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Health and safety in health andsocial care
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1Q 1. Systems, policies and procedures used to communicate and maintain health and safety atworkplace in accordance with legislative requirements.........................................................1Q.2 Assessment of the responsibilities in health and social care workplace for management ofhealth......................................................................................................................................2Q.3 Own contributions as a health care worker to promote health and safety to service usersand colleagues........................................................................................................................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5Q.4 Health and safety priorities that are important in the care home.....................................5Q.5 Analysis of the effects of non- compliance with health and safety legislations in healthand social care workplace.......................................................................................................6Q. 6 Impact of health and safety policy that should be used in respite care and analyse howthey are monitored and reviewed...........................................................................................7Q.7 Information from risk assessment that are used in identifying service user's needs andorganisational decision making..............................................................................................8M 1. Impact and safety legislations, policies and practices in health and social care............9M 2. Use of range of sources of information and techniques applied in implementation ofsystems and policies.............................................................................................................10TASK 3..........................................................................................................................................10Q.8 Dilemma in line with implementing systems and policies for health and safety issues asper the case study..................................................................................................................10Q. 9 Example of two health and safety policies and their effectiveness in promoting positiveand healthy practice..............................................................................................................11CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................13
INTRODUCTIONThe main aim of present report is to provide a deep understanding regarding to healthand safety at health and social care workplaces as well as people living in it. This is essential tohave an environment of security and safety on the workplace where care givers give theirservices (Alley and et. al. 2016). By being a service provider, he or she should have anawareness of various regulations and legislations like health and safety at work acts, theassociated codes of practices, acts related to food purity which are relevant to particular healthcare settings. This assignment will cover all the above discussed concerns.TASK 1Q 1. Systems, policies and procedures used to communicate and maintain health and safety atworkplace in accordance with legislative requirementsThere are numerous legislations and policies for health and security at workplace whichare given as follows:Health and safety at work act, 1974It has been passed by the UK government and is legal legislation. According to this act,all the workers who are working to give care and support to others have right to be safe andsecured at their workplace. All employers are needed to take care of staff members that are doingtheir job in coal mines, areas on heights, fields that are surrounded by radiations and also withharmful chemicals. The higher authorities are required to follow all the norms of this legislation.In respect to implement this act, proper training program has been conducted for employees inwhich understanding will be develop in systematic manner. Training is the best way toimplement the effective program at workplace of Care UK.Employment medical advisory and service act, 1972The employees of health and social care units have rights to be examined medically andget all the facilities regarding personal safety and care. Care UK is a healthcare centre providingthe best care and support to its users, Women and young people can get this facility throughouttheir period of job (What Are The Main Health And Safety Regulations. 2017). If a care workergets injured at workplace, he has to give all the medical treatments required.This act has beenimplemented at workplace through considered induction program in the business. Hence,advisory aspects considered in the business.Management of health and safety at work act, 19921
According to this law, all the employers are need to take assessments of all risk factorsand also the significant findings. This act had come as a result of 1974 act. The followingregulation is for the owners of health care centres in which they need to take care of all safetyand security measures of staff members. Further, to ensure workers safety, employers also needto set emergency procedures that provide clear knowledge and training to workers of that carecentre.Through asking questions, this act has been considered in the enterprise to developcreativity at workplace. It is the best way to assess knowledge and understanding in Care UK.Health and safety regulation 1981According to this legislation, top professionals need to make sure the availability ofequipments of first aid and also there have always been presence of first aiders on workplace.Further, staff members should also be aware of these arrangements of first aid.Q.2 Assessment of the responsibilities in health and social care workplace for management ofhealthUK government have rights to plan the health and safety in healthcare homes like CareUK. Also, there are several non government institutions which protects the rights of employeesat workplace (Aveyard, 2014). In such system, distribution of responsibilities takes place fromlocal authorities to health department. There are also numerous service users and givers, groupsof clinical commissioning, monitoring system etc. which are included in healthcare centres. Thisis a system that is integrated and various organisational authorities have several roles andresponsibilities related to safety and security at healthcare units such as Care UK. In this carehome, certain roles of managers are there to give assurance of safety at each level of workers.Management in Care UK includes:Systematic utilisation of techniques which is very important to determine and remove hazardsrelated to health and social care workplaces. It is essential for management to have knowledgeabout how to use techniques safely so that lower staff and service takers can be saved from anyhazards. Other major responsibility of managers is they should have the skill to control everypossible risk at place of work. It is important to control risk while using various techniques toencourage and influence the behaviour of workers. Furthermore, there are many responsibilitiesof care workers too in a health care unit. Employees who are working in healthcare homes likeCare UK are need to cooperate with each other on workplace. It will be helpful to provide thebest care to patients who are using their services. In addition, they also have to ensure to restrict2
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