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

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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. ...read more.

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from a place to another and if they fall while helping a service user, well they are definitely going to bring them down with them when they fall and from that they can both hurt themselves. This is the kind of hazards that really needs preventing. Employers and employees need to make sure that there is no equipment left in corridors, on stairs or even blocking the fire exits because if something like a fire alarm were to happen and they can get the children's really quick out of the building, the children will breath in the smoke and since their lungs is not as strong as an adult, they can easily die, and if some children have asthma and their inhaler is not near the exit and no one can go and get it then that can also cause death. ...read more.

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And if employees do not follow procedures they are definitely going to cause a child or an elderly to catch something or even hurt themselves especially children because they are more likely to do something like that because they don't know if what their are touching is dangerous or not. It is vital that new employees receive training when they start a new job and that that continue to receive training regularly to ensure that they are working effectively and safety. Health and social care training has been designated as a government priority area. There is an increased awareness that care staff can easily put themselves and their service users at risk if they do not know the correct techniques and procedures. ?? ?? ?? ?? P1 Unit 3: Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care. ...read more.

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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.

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