Standard 13 of The Care Certificate is quite large because there are a lot of subtopics to cover.
As well as understanding the responsibilities of yourself and others, you also need to have a good understanding of risk assessments, manual handling, managing accidents and sudden illnesses, medication, handling hazardous substances, fire safety, security and stress.
It consists of 9 learning outcomes each comprising of several assessment criteria.
- 13.1 Understand their own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting
- 13.1a Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting
- 13.1b Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
- 13.1c Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: self, the employer or manager, others in the work setting
- 13.1d List tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training
- 13.1e Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety
- 13.1f Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in their own work setting
- 13.2 Understand Risk Assessment
- 13.3 Move and assist safely
- 13.3a Identify key pieces of legislation that relate to moving and assisting
- 13.3b List tasks relating to moving and assisting that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent
- 13.3c Demonstrate how to move and assist people and objects safely, maintaining the individual’s dignity, and in line with legislation and agreed ways of working
- 13.4 Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
- 13.5 Understand medication and healthcare tasks
- 13.6 Handle hazardous substances
- 13.7 Promote fire safety
- 13.8 Work securely
- 13.9 Manage stress
NOTE: Many of the assessment criteria listed here direct to the same or similar criteria in the Level 2 Diploma section.