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Using examples from work experience, evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures for promoting health, safety and security.

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P3- Describe how policies and procedures promote health, safety and security in the health and social care workplace. M1-Explain how legislation, policies and procedures are used to promote health, safety and security of individuals in health and social care workplace. D1- Using examples from work experience, evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures for promoting health, safety and security. *Consider why it is necessary to have health and safety legislation, policies and procedures, rather than just training workers and assuming everyone will work to high standards. *What consequences might be if legislation, policies and procedures are followed? *Think more widely than about just the accidents and illnesses that might occur *Use examples from work experience * Consider what evidence might show that policies and procedures are effective. Where might this evidence come from? How could obtain this information without causing offence? * Describe how policies operate in a work *Include risk assessment, roles and responsibilities, manual handling operations regulations 1992, care standards. ...read more.

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At my work placement, the health and safety policy also included Manual Handling Regulations. This means that hoists, lifts or any equipment were used correctly and all employers were asked to avoid lifting heavy objects where they follow out all procedures and precautions. This promotes health and safety because it helps to prevent people from taking time off with their work because of health problems which may occur while lifting or moving something heavy. For Example if they were lifting something that was to heavy for them, they may get a problem in their back, or knees. The introduction of Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992, has made it a duty to employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and the law requires the company to carry out risk assessment relating to manual handling which includes lifting, lowering pushing, carrying, moving an object or person. It also covers activities which require the use of force or effort to operating equipment. ...read more.

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This could be something like a sharp object pointing outwards which could potentially cause harm to someone if they were to run into it. Also if someone was to dislocate their shoulder or hip while working, reporting it can help to prevent it happening to someone else in the future. The Food Safety Regulations 1990 ensures clients that their food and the area surrounding their food are clean and prepared properly and that there is appropriate hygiene observed when preparing food, for example, covering cuts and boils, washing hands frequently and wearing hair nets. This helps to prevent any illness to the service users which could be passed down if the food wasn't cooked to the right standards. The last policy I am going to be talking about is the Child Protection Act 1989. It is used by many organisations throughout the UK and it was put in place by the government to protect children and their rights from significant harm. As noted in my work placement's policy, it is unacceptable for any child or young person to experience any form of abuse. ...read more.

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This essay does not really meet the title that is listed. It really only states the different acts with some reference to policies. It does not contain any evaluation at all.

The content of the acts is sound and could easily be expanded and applied to the setting to enhance the work.

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Marked by teacher Sam Morran 26/06/2013

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