Health and safety in the health and social care workplace

  1. How Health and Safety legislation is implemented in the workplace ( Learning Outcome 1)
  2. The ways in which health and safety requirements impact on customers and the work of practitioners, staff, visitors and clients in the health and social care workplace (Learning Outcome 2)
  3. The monitoring and review of health and safety policies in the health and social care workplace (Learning Outcome 3)

Task 1

Health & Safety Policy Manual, Risk Assessment and Organogram

  1. Produce an H&S Policy Manual which demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of how health and safety legislation is implemented in a health and social care workplace. Your Policy Manual should show an outline of the health and safety systems, policies and procedures which are communicated in a health and social care workplace. A template is provided for you to complete.
  2.  Conduct a Risk Assessment on an organisation of your choice in a health and social care setting, outlining the key health and safety hazards you would encounter and how you deal with them to secure the workplace. A template is provided for you to complete.
  3. Provide an organogram of the Health and Safety positions in an organisation and explain the responsibilities associated with these roles. Use your organogram to identify the prominent roles for your chosen organisation. (Diagrams and flowcharts can be used here). Note: Task ONE partially covers Assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 for LO1

Task 2

Conduct a Risk Assessment and prepare a CARE PLAN for a service user of your choice.

This task requires you to carry out a risk assessment for a service user in a work environment, including the full risk assessment as part of your submission. Your risk assessment should form the basis for developing a Care Plan for the service user and you will be required to evaluate the risks and make recommendations on how to improve the Care Plan. A template is provided for you to complete.

Task 2 partially covers Assessment criterion 2.1 for LO2

Note: Tasks 1 & 2 must be submitted on week 6 as separate documents.

Task3

A written piece of workTask 3 requires you to submit a written piece of work covering all learning outcomes (LO1s, LO2s & LO3s). You must ensure that all the assessment criteria listed below are adequately answered in your assignment. This task is due on the 16th December 2013

Your submission of not more than 3000 words should include:

Outcomes and assessment requirements:

  • Outcomes
  • Assessment requirements

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: LO1.
  • Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace

1.1 Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements. a.

1.2 Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care work place for the management of health and safety in relation to organizational structure. b.

1.3 Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care work place LO2.

Understand the ways in which health and safety requirements impact on customers and the work of practitioners in the health and social care workplace
2.1 Analyse how information from risk assessments informs care planning for individuals and organizational decision making about policies and procedures.
2.2 Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers.

2.3 Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed.

2.4 Analyse the effects of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care work place.

Understand the monitoringand review of health and safety in the health and social care workplace

3.1 Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed.

3.2 Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive health and safety culture.

3.3 Evaluate own contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the Centre of practice.

Assessment and grading criteria

In order to achieve a pass in this unit, all learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria must be met In order to achieve a merit in this unit, pass requirements and all merit grade descriptors stated here must be achieved In order to achieve a distinction in this unit, all pass and merit requirements and distinction descriptors must be achieved 1.1 Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety in the health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements

M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings using a range of methods of presentation. Use an appropriate structure for the communication and monitoring process

1.2 Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care workplace for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structure M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings using a range of methods of presentation. Use an appropriate structure for the monitoring process

D3 Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinking when evaluating your responsibilities within the organisation for communicating information on health, safety and security for service users.

1.3 Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace

2.1 Analyse how information from risk assessment informs care planning for individuals and organisational decision making about policies and procedures M2- Select, design and apply appropriate methods and techniques for presenting a range of sources of information to support the Risk Assessment and Care Plan

2.2 Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers

2.3 Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed

2.4 Analyse the effect of non-compliance with health and safety legislation
in a health and social care workplace

3.1 Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed

M2- Select, design and apply appropriate methods and techniques for presenting a range of sources of information relating to the monitoring and reviewing of Health and Safety policies and practices

D2- Demonstrate autonomy and independence for planning, managing and organising your workload within a team

3.2-Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive, healthy and safe culture

3.3-Evaluate own contributions to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice M1- Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions for assessing responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace. Make effective judgements as to how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed by a care organisation improvements for the organisation and yourself in addressing dilemmas encountered

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