1.1 Types of Hazards

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  • 1.1 Types of Hazards
    • Environmental
      • crowded areas and wet floors
        • can cause slip and trip hazards
      • frayed carpet in the hallway of a children's home
      • wet floor in the bathroom of a residential care home
      • worn vinyl flooring in the shower room of a hospital
    • Biological
      • waste and body fluids
        • can cause spread of infection and affect people's health
      • used bandage left on a bed in a clinic
      • soiled laundry left on the floor in a bathroom of a nursing home
      • vomit on the floor of a children's play area
    • Chemical
      • cleaning agents and medication
        • can cause harm if not used and stored safely
      • unlocked medicine trolley on a hospital ward
      • unlabeled cleaning fluid in the cupboard of an individual's home
      • hot cooking oil left unattended in the kitchen of an after-school club
    • Psychological
      • stress and violence
        • can affect people's physical and emotional wellbeing
      • stress caused by behaviour in a dentist's waiting room
      • tiredness caused by a high workload due to staff absence
      • stress caused by children not wanting to participate in activities
    • Working Practices that are Unsafe
      • lack of fire training or long working hours
        • can cause injuries, fatalities and illnesses
      • long working hours due to staff absence
      • lack of supervision for new volunteers working in a support group
      • lack of training for staff in a children's residential home on procedures
    • Working Conditions
      • poor lighting and environments that are too hot or too cold
        • can cause harm or ill-health
      • noise and disruption to the reception area of an opticians
      • senior homecare worker that travels long distances between visits
      • a child's bedroom that is very cold and has poor lighting
    • Lack of Security Systems
      • window locks and alarm systems
        • can cause security and fire risks
      • faulty smoke alarm
      • broken security chain
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