208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care

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Unit 4222-208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
Level: 2
Credit value: 4
UAN: R/601/8922
Unit aim
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their work safely.

1Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting
1.1 identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting
Health and Safety at work act of 1974, it ensures that the employer, the employee have responsibilities to ensure that a good level of safety is attained in the workplace.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992,
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You could read a book that covers that part of health and safety such as course workbooks. It can be attained by attending any training relating to health and safety, and as always information can be found in the companies policies and procedures.

2 Understand the use of risk-assessments in relation to health and safety
2.1 explain why it is important to assess health and safety hazards posed by the work setting or by particular activities
It is important to assess health and safety hazards posed by the work setting or by a particular activity in order to prevent risk of injury to oneself, fellow colleagues and services users.

2.2 explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified
I would report any potential health and safety risks that have been identified immediately to my line manager both verbally and by written report if necessary.
If there is an health and safety risk putting myself or anyone else in immediate danger then I would call 999 and ask for the appropriate emergency service, such as a fire.

2.3 explain how risk-assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns
Risk assessments can help address dilemmas between rights and

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