P4: Identify the relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice linked to health and safety for each creative/therapeutic activity
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Task 2 Introduction Write a definition of the terms: Legislation: 'Laws collectively' Legislation: is a part of the law in which the government bring together so that people cannot get hurt in their workplaces while working which is link to the Health and Safety Act 1974. Regulations: 'A rules, the action of regulating' Regulation: is a rule that the government set for everyone to follow while working as this will enable the employer and worker to know their responsibility towards the service users. Codes of practice: 'A set of laws, standards etc' Codes of practice: is a list of laws that explain the principles of the conduct and practice that are required by the worker as they continue to do their daily job. Oxford Dictionary - (published 2007) Pages -188, 619 and 923 P4: Identify the relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice linked to health and safety for each creative/therapeutic activity Name the laws and policies needed to carry out the activities healthily and safely. Provide two separate accounts, one for each activity. Here are the legislation, regulation and codes of practice that linked to my two creative and therapeutic activities for my clients: which may include. * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Also, to promote the independence of service user while protecting them from danger example as a care worker you are required to maintain the right of the service user and to report any dangerous abusive behaviour towards people in the care home. Hand massage Infection and Control: Before, I carryout this activity I make sure that I wash my hands in order to prevent any kind of cross infection. I also make sure that I wash my hands before doing the activity on to each client. In addition, I also make sure that I change the water from each of the client before washing their hands as this could help to prevent any infection that will occur when doing this activity. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Is the main law that provides guidelines in order to maintain the health and safety for everyone in the workplaces including visitors, as it applied to both employer and employee that are in duties. I make sure that I remove all unused equipment around them which is related to the health and safety at work Act which said that it is the duty of all employers to make sure that they provide a safe working atmosphere. I also informed them about the type of activity I would be doing with them as it gives them some idea about what they would be expected to do, which is related to this law as it say that employer should provide information, training, and supervision.
I also make sure that I did not allow them to eat anything that they should not eat. I also make sure that the area is safe by moving all obstacles away. I also make sure that when doing this activity with them I was with one of the staff member. So if anything goes wrong she will then assist me and explain to me why. Hand massage The hand massage took place in the green room at Kinbolton Lodge with some of the elderly people. In addition, I make sure that I control any health and safety issues by reading first their care plan for any allergic and skin condition for each of the elderly people before massaging them. As the care plan gives me idea about some cream product they may be allergic to and what to do if any reaction occur. Before doing the hand massage I make sure that I washed my hands first before wearing gloves and I also wash their hands and used clean towel to wipe their hands before putting the cream in to their hands. After attended to one client I make sure that I change the water that I have used to another client as this will help to prevent any infection that will occur. I also make sure that while rubbing the cream in to their hand that I do not rub it strong as their skin will be soft.
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