This Level 2 Diploma unit is quite lengthy as there are several things you will need to know in relation to health and safety in the workplace.
It explores your role and responsibilities as an employee with regards the health, safety and well-being of yourself and others and how risk assessments are used.
You also need to know about how to respond to accidents and illnesses, reduce the spread of infection, manual handling, managing hazardous substances, fire safety, security and managing your own stress levels.
It is made up of 9 learning outcomes, each consisting of up to 5 assessment criteria.
- 1 Understand 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 care work setting
- 1.2 Outline the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
- 1.3 Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: self, the employer or manager, others in the work setting
- 1.4 Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training
- 1.5 Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety
- 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 risks posed by the work setting, situations or by particular activities
- 2.2 Explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified
- 2.3 Explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns
- 3 Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
- 4 Be able to reduce the spread of infection
- 4.1 Explain own roles and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer in the prevention and control of infection
- 4.2 Explain the causes and spread of infection in care settings
- 4.3 Demonstrate the recommended method for hand washing settings
- 4.4 Demonstrate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and when to use it
- 4.5 Demonstrate ways to ensure that own health and hygiene do not pose a risk to others at work
- 5 Be able to move and handle equipment and objects safely
- 6 Know how to handle hazardous substances and materials
- 7 Understand how to promote fire safety in the work setting
- 8 Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
- 9 Know how to manage own stress