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Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care.

P2: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1: Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health
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Transcript of Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care.

Health safety and security
in health and social care. Georgia Avery. Health and safety at work act 1974.
(HASAWA) This act ensures that all employees should try and avoid manual handling
operations, you should plan and assess every lift, and try to take steps to reduce the risk such as, not twisting, not lifting things from the floor, try and encourage independent moving, try to use lifting aids, keep the load close to your body and try to avoid repetitive lifts. Manual handling operations
regulations 1992. This act means relevant information is stored, only accurate and current information stored. you are not aloud to hold on to information for to long. This act protects against unauthorised access to information and accidental destruction. After death records can be retained for eight years and children and maternity records must be kept until twenty five years of age. Data Protection Act There are five different versions, these
are:
care for older 65+
Care for adults 18-65
Domiciliary care
Nurses agency's
Adult placement schemes.
The CQC inspects different services to
check they are up to standard.
there are robust procedures to respond
to allegations of abuse and neglect. Care minimum standards-published
in 2003 after the care standards
act 2000. This means the employers have the
responsibility for everyone on their premises, this can be the employees, workers from other organizations, visitors and service users. the employers must carry out risk assessments before opening. Their health and safety policy must be reviewed regularly. They must record all accidents/ incidents. They must provide safety equipment, information and training. They must have insurance, the liability insurance is compulsory, and public insurance is recommend. The health and safety at work act 1974 promotes
the safety of individuals because it is making sure that the employers take responsibility for doing things correctly, if these are not done correctly they are completely liable. This act ensures that risk assessments are completed this makes sure that the premises has miminilised the risks. this makes the individuals safer as if there are risks, they can be avoided. Another reason this promotes the safety of the individual is by recording all accidents/incidents this is promoting safety because if it has all been recorded they can spot any trends of accidents and see if they are preventable. This act promotes the safety of the individual,
because it is trying to promote ways to reduce
risk if you are manual handling. This promotes
the safety in many ways by trying to avoid the lift
and ways to make it less risky. Reporting of all injuries, diseases and dangerous
occurrences regulations (riddor) 1995. This act enforces that you must report
any of these things to your local council
or the health and safety executive. These things can be death, major injuries, incidents leading to three or more days absent from work and dangerous occurrences. The local council or health and safety executive will have to know why it happened, where it happened and how it happened, they then can advise how to reduce this risk. This promotes the safety of the
individual because data about the individual
is kept private and confidential, this information
can only be seen if the person is authorised to do so. Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health
(COSHH) 2002. Employers must assess risks associated
with hazardous substances, they must
produce procedures to prevent and
control hazards and they must ensure that
the procedures are being followed. Also there must be plans put in place to deal with incidents, emergency's and accidents. This act promotes the safety of
the individuals because there are
different versions so every age is catered
for, because they will require different things.
also the checks that they perform on the
services have to be up to minimum standards
this also protects the individual, so they know
that the service that they are using are at
a good standard. This act promotes the safety
of the individual because plans are
put in place to deal with accidents and
emergency's, this protects the individual
because they know that a policy is in place
if anything does happen. this act also
protects the individual because all the hazardous
substances have been risk assessed and policies
and procedures put in place to control hazards. Care home regulations This act means that all managers
must have a qualification in leadership
and management in care services or studding
for one. this act also enforces that risks should be identified and eliminated if that is possible or at least reduced. The care quality commission must be informed if anything that happened that endangered the safety of the service user. This promotes the safety of the
individual because they know that
all managers must have a leadership
qualification and that all risks must try
to be eliminated. Safe guarding The independent safe guarding authority
(ISA) invented the vetting and baring scheme.
The vetting scheme is a policy that enables the employer to check people before you can employ them, this can be a CRB check, it is the employers responsibility to get this done. The baring scheme enables people to be banned from types of work such as working with adults with learning disabilities, children and the elderly people can be banned if they have a criminal record which may put these types of people at risk. Enhanced discloser- this is an offense to work,
or apply for work if previously convicted and you are banned from work. This promotes the safety of the individual
because it banes people form working if they have been previously convicted, this also promotes the safety of the individual because they know all they staff have had a CRB check and are safe to work. It also means that you can not start work if your CRB hasn't been processed there for no one will be able to start work unless fully checked, every person has gone through this who wants to apply for health and social care work so the individuals know that everyone has been checked and they are safe. there are many things that influence the safety
of the individual, some of these are extended staff training, CPD and the use of facilities. policies and procedures. Every employer has to have policies and
procedures. The health and safety procedure
is mandatory. other are not these are safe guarding policies, reporting of accidents, disposable of waste, fire evacuation security of the premiss, cleaning and food safety. things are put in place to promote these
policies and procedures, such as posters,
guest speakers, activities and awareness days,
these can be things like fire drills, and if you are cooking to be very careful and set examples of how to be clean and prepare food properly. Roles and responsibilities. Employers and employees have roles and responsibilities to fulfill, this is following policies and procedures to a correct and acceptable standard. Caring out risk assessments and if there is a risk trying to minimize it, this could be little things like taping wires to the floor so they are less of a hazard, because people with mobility problems may not be able to step over them. this is the employees responsibility, therefore they are promoting the safety of the individual by minimising risks. Other roles and responsibilities could be working with other people to ensure the service user feels safe and the premisis is secure, maintaining records safely, keeping confidentially, and backing records up in case of accidental destruction, and keeping them selves safe. Roles and responsibilities Employers and employees have large responsibilities, these can be following safety and security procedures to a correct and satisfactory standard, completing risk assessments and trying to reduce the risk, this can be things like taping wires to the floor, to reduce risk, because if service users have mobility problems this is reducing the risk. Maintaining records correctly is a responsibility because you may be teaching inexperienced staff how to correctly maintain records also working with others to ensure safety and security is a vital responsibility to make sure you are safe and to ensure that other people are safe this could include the service users, visitors on the premises and other staff members.
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