Task 2 7 / C.P6: Compare the influence of different health and safety laws or policies on health and social care practice in a selected setting There are several different health and safety laws and policies that vary between settings in health and social care aimed towards different legislations that must be followed, and have resulted in improvements in health and social care practice. It is important that these legislations are followed by service providers in order for them to promote safe practice and to fully understand their responsibilities under these legislations. Some of the legislations include the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Care Act 2014, the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Equality Act 2010.
Reflective Journal entry Unit 4 In today’s society, one of the primary objectives is to ensure that staffs working in the various department of the health sector have maximum protection, inclusive of the environment in which they live dwell and play. Therefore, adequate measures must be implemented to extenuated environmental and occupational hazards. The occupational and environmental health takes a multidisciplinary approach as it relates to the correct identification of diseases from exposure hazardous agents in the community of in the workplace.
These organisms might be fungus, viruses, or bacteria. Physical hazards are a broad range of hazards and include noise, vibration, temperature and more. There are multitudes of controls for physical hazards. The final hazard encompasses ergonomic hazards. Ergonomics includes repetitious movements, poorly set up work stations, and over using of body parts.
If you suspect abuse you must record what has lead to this suspicion, find out any information you can in order to help determine if this is the truth, you must inform other carers, your manager, the individuals care manager and the relevant authorities to ensure that this suspicion to be investigated as soon as possible. For example, an individual I care for with learning disabilities and epilepsy made a phone call to the organisation I work in around 10pm and informed me that she was going out, as it is her right to chose when and where she goes I could not tell her she could not do so, instead I asked where she was going, she informed me she was going to a party at a friends house, I then tried to obtain information about where her friends
It ' important to have a written health and safety policy for organizations and businesses that have management systems . Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 addresses the major hazards Services in Regulation 558 and Annex 17 ( 1.2 ) and requires that the safety management system includes a security policy , including the major objectives of the operator in relation safe operation of major hazard facility , and that the security policy should include and express a commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of system security management . A health policy and safety at work is an explicit declaration of entrepreneurial commitment to work health and safety . It will include a statement explaining the importance that lies in health
Many people are supported in their homes by people who work along side the health and social care service such as social workers,nursers ,doctor and care givers or they may get support from their family members and friends. An elderly person may choose to stay in their own homes instead of a residential care home while seeking help and support from others,however this can lead to potential opportunities for abuse happening to the person who Is being looked after. When an individual is getting support at home by a carer, the individual being cared for is vulnerable and defenseless and therefor this makes them a target for abuse,another example is abuse by strangers,when an elderly person lives alone they are at risk of people calling at the door and then gaining access to their homes,they may steal items from them or mistreat them or cause intimidation.
Angela Jones 1.1- Describe factors to take into account when planning the areas safely: When planning a safe area for children it is important that factors are considered in order to make it a healthy and safe environment for all children and young people. It is important that all planning is related to the needs of each individual child or young person. Having a safe environment is important because it lowers the risk of any children or young people as well as adults from getting injured. When in a work setting it is important to assess all risks of children’s safety to ensure that they get minimised so no incidents get caused.
UNIT 2: EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND RIGHTS JADA COOPER 20140170 P4: This task will explain 2 different national initiatives, stating when they were set up, the purpose and also how they promote anti-discriminatory practises. It will also talk about Charters and their importance, whilst discussing 2 of the codes of practices’. Care Standards Act 2000 The Care Standards was established in 2000, its’ aim is to ensure that the standards of care within all institutions were not inadequate as the rules and regulations have to be adhered to. The care standards act try’s to make sure that all institutions are equipped and well facilitated to meet the needs of those within the provision.
The term "health hazard" encompasses the following: • Toxicity – is the ability of a substance to cause a harmful effect. Everything is toxic at some point. Even too much WATER can KILL! • Toxicity vs. Dose o Toxicity – level of poison o Dose – amount exposed to o Less the toxicity, greater dose one can tolerate without ill effects o Greater the toxicity, less dose one can tolerate without becoming sick • Acute vs.
What is your experience with this matter and what new ways can you contribute to infection control? 8. Practices Safety Management • Reports safety and environmental hazards • Responds per hospital and departmental policy to fire drills, codes, etc. • Reports all patient/visitor/employee occurrences according to policy • Ensures that work area is clean and free of safety hazards • Utilizes equipment in an appropriate and safe manne Have you had fire drills at your previous work place? Have you encountered safety and environmental hazards at a work place?
If we supposed that the service level agreement states that the system would not be offline or unavailable more than 45000 seconds a month then the goal would be to stay away from exciding the stated time. In the data from the years 2009-2017 we can see that the average total downtown is 44151.24 and we can determine that for the most part we are keeping with the goal of not exciding the 45000 mark. In the histogram, we can also see that there was also a high number of occurrences were the system was offline or unavailable for more than 45000.
Administrative controls—policies and training programs aimed to limit exposure to the hazard. Examples include Universal Precautions (see below), allocation of resources demonstrating a commitment to HCW safety, a needlestick prevention committee, an exposure control plan, and consistent training. Work practice controls that includes no re-capping, placing sharps containers at eye level and at arms’ reach, checking sharps containers on a schedule and emptying them before they’re full, and establishing the means for safe handling and disposing of sharps devices before beginning a procedure. Personal protective equipment (PPE)—barriers and filters between the worker and the hazard. Examples include eye goggles, face shields, gloves, masks, and