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In this unit I will explain six potential hazards in a health and social care setting.

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  • Submitted: 07/11/2010
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Jenny Spice
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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This assignment has been written for unit 3, the compulsory health and safety unit, of the BTEC Health and Social Care course. Learners need to explain at least six potential hazards and the harm that may arise from each in a health or social care setting. One hazard has been explained well, with a further three requiring clarity of explanation, as per the feedback provided. A fifth hazard has not been independently explained and a sixth has not been written. The core textbook has been used in at least two places, without referencing nor a reference list. The assignment could be improved by writing clearer explanations and linking each hazard with their own experiences during work experience or any voluntary work undertaken. If the core textbook is used, then the content needs to summarised or paraphrased, or quoted, and appropriately referenced.

Marked by teacher Jenny Spice 06/06/2013

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In this unit I will explain six potential hazards in a health and social care setting.

There are potential hazards in the health and social setting, these hazards affect all the people working in that care setting, there are loads of hazards which can be found in every surface of that care setting.

In a residential or day care setting, much is done to ensure that service users, and therefore staff as well, are protected from harm.

Environmental hazards include:

* Slippery floors

* Worn carpets

* Hot surfaces

* Objects left on the floor

* Equipment left in corridors, on stairs or blocking fire exits

* Trailing flexes

In a nursery worn carpets are very big hazards, it can cause a very big harm for children. The worn carpets could possible contain bacteria and children are always playing on the floor so they can easily catch them.

But also it can cause hazards to the staff because it would be easy for them to trip over it and fall down on the children's. But also they may be caring something hot in their hands and that

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This assignment has been written for unit 3, the compulsory health and safety unit, of the BTEC Health and Social Care course. Learners need to explain at least six potential hazards and the harm that may arise from each in a health or social care setting. One hazard has been explained well, with a further three requiring clarity of explanation, as per the feedback provided. A fifth hazard has not been independently explained and a sixth has not been written. The core textbook has been used in at least two places, without referencing nor a reference list. The assignment could be improved by writing clearer explanations and linking each hazard with their own experiences during work experience or any voluntary work undertaken. If the core textbook is used, then the content needs to summarised or paraphrased, or quoted, and appropriately referenced.

Marked by teacher Jenny Spice 06/06/2013

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