Health and Safety - Health, Safety and Security in Care Settings.

Authors Avatar by jesshc (student)

Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Unit 3 – Assignment 1 - Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care.

Explain potential hazards and the harm that may arise from each in a health or social care setting. (P1)

  • Wet floors - Wet floor signs to be used. Can cause slips, trips and falls.
  • Locks on doors - Out of reach. Locks on main door where key is easily visible and reachable by adults only.
  • Broken stairs - Can cause severe harm. Not to be used, repair immediately. This should be clearly marked and blocked off.
  • Toys left on the floor - Danger of tripping over. Should be put away once finished with in storage boxes and then safely stored in a cupboard. Can cause stepping on toys or tripping over them.
  • Broken toys or equipment - Cause injury to child by cutting themselves on a sharp edge or broken toy. Broken toys should be removed.
  • Sand - Children eating it, getting it in their eyes. Sand should be changed regularly.

Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. (P2)

The UK has one of the lowest accident rates in the world. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is one of the main reasons for this. Legislation over the last 30 years has helped bring about significant improvements in health and safety in health and safety in the workplace.

Join now!

There are several pieces of legislation and many various guidelines that you have to work within, as a health and social care worker.         

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom.

Employers are responsible for the health and safety of employees, workers from other organisations, and visitors while they are on the premises. All employers must:

  • Carry out a thorough risk assessment before opening for business, and it should be updated regularly.
  • Ensure that there is a health and safety policy written ...

This is a preview of the whole essay