UNIT 8 (HSC 037) Essay

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UNIT 8 (HSC 037)
Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

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Unit HSC 37
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Assessment Criteria 1.1
Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care setting
• Legislation relating to general health and safety
• Health and Safety Commission and Executive (HSC/E) including local, national and European requirements for health and safety in a health and social care work setting eg
• Health & Safety at Work Act 1974,
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999,
• Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992,
• Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981,
• Reporting of
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Unit HSC 37
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Assessment Criteria 2.3
Monitor and report potential health and safety risks
• In my work I observe my workplace for any potential new risk and then report to my manager and record clearly in the daily record sheets.
• Risk assessments are in place and updated
• Regular monitoring visit by a Manager
• Monitoring absence and sickness to see if this is anything to do with an unsafe work setting.
• Complete accident and incident forms and take to manager
• Record and report near misses so action can be put in place to minimise near misses
• Understand updated Organisational Policies and Procedures
• Report poor practise to manager immediately and ensure it is taken seriously.

Unit HSC 37
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Assessment Criteria 2.4
Use risk assessments in relation to health and safety

A risk assessment is a careful examination of what, in your work or activities, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.
The aim is to make sure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill as accidents can ruin peoples life and could affect an employer’s business
The important things you need to decide are whether a hazard is significant, and whether you have it has been auctioned by satisfactory with precautions to minimse the risk.

Unit HSC 37
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Assessment Criteria 2.6
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