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Use work placement experiences to explain a minimum of six potential hazards in a Health or Social Care Setting.

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Use work placement experiences to explain a minimum of six potential hazards in a Health or Social Care Setting P1 Hazards can relate to Health, Safety and Security. However, it would be unreasonable to remove the opportunity for service users to be able to take risks, if they wish. * Hazard My first day in my placement I notice a Hazards on the stairs which was water all over the stairs, everywhere was even wet the kid, staff and student on placement was passing through but wasn't wiping it. one of the children slip on the stairs and soon as she start crying the manager come and ask one staff to clean it up, having a Hazard in a work place anywhere it is bad specially fort children because anything bad will happened. * Hazard My second notice on Hazard was inside the manager office on my placement all equipment like tidy paper, broken glass and scissors left on the floor, it is danger for children because sometime children comes inside her office to have one to one to see if any thing wrong with them. The manager did not have keep them up she left it on the floor and rush to go for her lunch, and sadly one child went upstairs and saw the equipment come back downstairs and start playing with it by putting it inside her mouth and one staff take it away from the child. * Hazard My third notice was on the heater the staff left it on for all afternoon while the children was sleep after lunch, that is very danger living the heater on around children because anything can happened when the wakeup, the can be touching it and get burn or even touch the plank. When all the children were a wake that the time one staff remembered that the heater was still on and went to close it, and the room where the children was it was so hot at u couldn't breath properly they even had to take all children out of that room. ...read more.

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Supervision of activities The supervision of activities it is helping the staff to plan a game and any activities that children's can be playing for the day and it has to be good game that will not affect any one. Child protection-produce reporting concerns The child protection produce report concern help the staff and the organisation to take care of children in the nursery and not to let anyone abuse children physical, emotional or social because it against the law. Examine the roles and responsibilities of key people in the promotion of health, safety and security in a health or social care setting P4 The role and responsibilities of the staff in my work placement was a lot and each of them had things to take care of. My work placement manager who was Judith Smith, her responsibilities was to make sure she review all the policies and produces and will assist the project Director in maintaining all standard and objectives of the documents. The projects Director The project Director is responsible for making sure that the centre meets the legal requirements of all relevant legislation regarding Health and Safety and very other policies Documents. The project Director will make sure that all the policies and procedure are made and to make sure that staff is adequately instructed to put these into effect. The manager of the nursery also advises the Management Committee of the reviews and safe application of the policies and procedure through term Management Committee meeting. The project Director and Section Supervisors This Management team will make sure that all staff are aware and have done the induction on the policies and procedures of the centre; training provided and that all relevant safety and others notice are in place. The Supervisors will be responsible for the policies and procedure paper in relation to safe children and the maintenance of the premises and equipment. ...read more.

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Children regulation Lifting children Regular, manual lifting and handling of children, particularly those with physical disabilities, can present significant risk to both the child and the staff. Only those staff whose contract of employment requires them to lift children and where they have been suitably trained should regularly lift children. The use of suitable hoists to aid lifting and moving reduces these risks to a minimum. When lifting children the same principles as for lifting any object should be applied, however the potential for the child to move whilst being lifted must be considered. Children with specific needs may have a personal care plan. Lifting requirements should be included within such a plan. If a child does not have a personal care plan but requires lifting and moving on a regular basis a suitable manual handling plan should be drawn up that anyone who is included within the care for that child is made aware of. This plan should include details of any equipment used to assist moving the child, such as the use of a wheelchair or mobile hoist or an evac chair in an emergency. Suitable training must be given to anyone who will be required to use any such equipment. When there is a new born it's important to hold the back of the baby's neck (neck is weak) and slide the length of your arm so it covers the buttocks and the back (spine of the baby.) Children that are just a few months old to a year should never be lifted and tossed into the air. Many people do this as the baby may giggle, but it could do neck and spinal damage. Carrying a 1 - 2 year old should be arm under the buttocks and other arm supporting the back with hand cupping the lower part of the head or the neck area. Same things for 3 - 4 year olds. ?? ?? ?? ?? Marie-Ange Unit 3 Ingrid Health, Safety and security in Health and Social Care 1 ...read more.

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