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Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care P1

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´╗┐UNIT 4: Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care P1 1. Teachers socialising while children play outside, not being fully watched, could cause sudden incidents occurring, with no awareness. 2. Children left unattended are at risk of hurting themselves, for example falling over a chair or using objects they are not entitled to. 3. Unlocked safety gates/doors can encourage the children to step out of the nursery premises and that will lead to further danger. Teachers socialising while children play outside, not being fully watched, could cause sudden incidents occurring, with no awareness. This could raise risks to the children; also put the teachers in danger as they are not doing their job correctly. Children left unattended are at risk of hurting themselves, for example falling over a chair or using objects they are not entitled to. ...read more.

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Wet surfaces/floors that occur in the nursery could be a hazard, children slipping and breaking their legs etc. If the cleaners or even staff workers doesn?t make sure the floors or always dry, or equipment outside is damp, this could cause injuries to their legs, because the nursery floors will be slippery especially if the shoes they?re wearing isn?t that stable. Open wide windows that children can climb up to and fall out of. If the windows are wide open at a steep height distance, and there?s not staff workers surrounded that area, small chairs nearby could encourage the children to climb up on the chair and climb onto the window seal and accidently fall out, as they?re little and will not know the difference in height. 6.Unstable stairway hand rails on both sides of the stairway. ...read more.

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Falling out of bed, if there?s no safety bars inputted. With no safety bars on the bed to prevent them from falling, it could cause serious injuries to the old people; they are already vulnerable people, which would raise a higher risk, if the environment isn?t stable. As a worker, with no support having to pick up the elderly people from their wheelchairs to place them elsewhere, could cause back injuries. The old people could be potentially heavy, or they could resist a little while being carried, which will be the support worker/carer?s health in danger. Lifts in the care homes not working. This will cause risks because stairs will have to be used instead, which would be much harder for those in wheelchairs. Unstable stairway hand rails on both sides of the stairway. This could cause hazards on the stairs ...read more.

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This essay aimed to discuss health & safety hazards in H&SC settings. It would have been helpful if the writer had stated clearly what the P1 criterion required. Nevertheless, I am aware that P1 requires an identification of potential hazards in H&SC settings. I would suggest this has been achieved in this piece of work. The structure of the work could be improved though ? state clearly which settings are being discussed. I would have liked to have seen examples from other settings such as a hospital which would evidence the ability to think more widely.
The writing style was in need of improvement due to the frequency of grammatical errors.
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