Ensuring safety in health and social care

What must employers do when ensuring safety? (1)
Ensure that the organisation has a robust health and safety policy&that there is someone with official responsibility for health and safety at the setting
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What must employers do when ensuring safety? (2)
Risk assessment to identify risks+hazards & then take action to reduce the likeliness of harm or injury
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What must employers do when ensuring safety? (3)
Provide up-to-date information on health and safety issues
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What must employers do when ensuring safety? (4)
Provide health and safety equipment to carry out all procedures and treatments
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What must employers do when ensuring safety? (5)
Provide health and safety training
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What must employers do when ensuring safety? (6)
Keep a record of all incidents and accidents
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What is a risk assessment?
A systematic process of evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in a projected activity or undertaking
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What is a risk?
A situation involving exposure to danger
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What is a hazard?
A potential danger or risk
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What must employees do when ensuring their own safety? (1)
Take reasonable care of their own safety & that of others in workplaces, including; service users, colleagues and visitors
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What must employees do when ensuring their own safety? (2)
Cooperate with their employer to carry out the agreed and required health&safety procedures of the workplace
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What must employees do when ensuring their own safety? (3)
Not intentionally damage health and safety equipment at the setting, e.g. hoists and lifts
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What are possible risks in care?
Physical environment outside the care setting, aids to daily living(diabetic monitors,medicines),behaviour of others, physical environment inside the setting, client care activities(washing,dressing),domestic duties(making beds, vacuuming)
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What are possible risks in care 2?
health of clients/others (infections/colds)
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How do professionals manage risks in care?
Risk assessments, care plans, report system-paper trail, staff hierarchy, action plans, continuous training/professional development, adequate experiences for duties expected, domiciliary care system
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