Promote health, safety and wellbeing in Care Settings for the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care looks at the responsibilities of employers and employers with regards to health and safety and the importance of policies, procedures and risk management.
It also examines in detail aspects of health and safety including accidents and sudden illness, infection control, moving and handling, hazardous substances, fire safety, security and stress management.
It consists of 9 learning outcomes, each consisting of several assessment criteria.
- 1. Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety.
- 1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a care setting.
- 1.2 Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer.
- 1.3 Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of: self, the employer or manager, others in the work setting
- 1.4 Identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training.
- 2. Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety.
- 2.1 Use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety.
- 2.2 Support others’ understanding of health and safety and follow agreed safe practices.
- 2.3 Monitor potential health and safety risks.
- 2.4 Use risk assessment in relation to health and safety.
- 2.5 Minimise potential risks and hazards
- 2.6 Access additional support or information relating to health and safety.
- 3. Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.
- 4. Be able to reduce the spread of infection.
- 4.1 Explain own role in supporting others to follow practices that reduce the spread of infection.
- 4.2 Describe the causes and spread of infection.
- 4.3 Demonstrate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- 4.4 Wash hands using the recommended method.
- 4.5 Demonstrate ways to ensure that own health and hygiene do not pose a risk to an individual or to others at work.
- 5. Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely.
- 6. Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials.
- 7. Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting.
- 8. Be able to implement security measures in the work setting.
- 9. Know how to manage stress.
NOTE: Several of these assessment criteria link to equivalent criteria in the Level 2 Diploma in Care.