You have been asked to contribute to an induction day for new staff. You are to prepare a presentation about Health and Safety. It must include the following:
Ai A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting.
Aii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings.
Aiii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings.
Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities
of each of the following:
a) Social care worker
b) Employer/ manager
c) Individuals using social care services and others in the setting, such as
visitors, supporters, volunteer or contractors.
Av An example of a situation where responsibility for health and safety lies with
the individual receiving care.
Avi An explanation of why each of the following tasks should only be carried out
with specific training and the potential consequences if undertaken by staff that are not trained.
a) Use of equipment
b) First aid
d) Assisting moving and handling
e) Emergency procedures
f) Food handling and preparation.
Avii An explanation of the procedures to be followed to prevent and in the event of each of the following:
b) Gas leak
e) Security breach
Aviii An explanation about the importance of having an emergency plan in place to deal with unforeseen circumstances.
Aix An explanation of how you could encourage others to follow procedures in place for environmental safety.
Ax An explanation of how you could access additional support and information relating to health and safety.