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- 8.3 Explain the importance of ensuring that others are aware of own whereabouts (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings)
- 8.3 Explain the importance of ensuring that others are aware of own whereabouts. (Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings)
When you are at work, especially when you go off-site (for example, to support an individual in their own home), you should always ensure that another member of staff knows your whereabouts.
This is important because it means that your employer can confirm that you are not in the building. For example, in the event of a fire no other lives will be put at risk looking for you if they believe you are at the main premises.
They can also ensure that you are not taking any unnecessary risks and are working within your job role.
In addition, if you were to go missing, for example if you fainted, your employer would have an idea of your location/route and emergency assistance would be able to get to you sooner.