Unit 3

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  • Types of hazards
    • Environmental hazards
      • Such as crowded areas and wet floors that can cause slip and trip hazards. Wood vinyl flooring in the shower room in a hospital.
    • Biological hazards
      • Such as waste and body fluids causing spread of infections. Affecting people's health. A used bandage left on a bed in a clinic.
    • Chemical hazards
      • Such as cleaning agents and medication that can cause harm if not used and stored correctly. A unlocked medicine trolley on a hospital ward
    • Psychological hazards
      • Such as stress and violence that can affect peoples physical and emotional wellbeing. Stress caused by people in a dentist's waiting room behaving in a challenging way.
    • Working conditions
      • Such as poor lighting and environments that are too hot or too cold that can cause harm and ill health. A child's bedroom that is very cold and has poor lighting.
    • Working practices.
      • That are unsafe, such as lack of fire training or long working hours that can cause injuries. Lack of training for staff in a children's residential home.
    • Lack of security systems
      • Such as window locks and alarm systems that can cause security and fire risks. Faulty smoke alarm systems in a clinic.


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