BTEC Unit 4: 3.3, 3.4
Unit 13: 1.1, 1.2
Unit 15: 1.1, 1.2
Diploma Unit 5: 3.1, 3.3, 3.4
Unit 4: 1.1, 1.2
Unit 8: 1.1
This activity stream is about you demonstrating your understanding of your role in health and safety and in protecting individuals from harm and abuse. You will demonstrate that you competently fulfi l these aspects of your role.
You will show that you know the legislation that sets out your duty of care and that you know and are able to follow safe procedures in relation to a range of specifi c risks (e.g. food safety, infection control, moving and handling, medication).
As well as protecting individuals, your role as a health and social care worker is to support choice and independence, so you will demonstrate that you can assess and manage risk to protect the rights of individuals as well as fulfi l your duty of care.
This task helps you demonstrate that you know and understand the responsibilities you as a health and social care worker have for health and safety. You need to show that you know the legislation, national policies and local systems that you have to follow; that you understand why these policies and systems are in place, and that you know why certain tasks need specifi c training before being carried out.
Task 1a
Your task is to write an article for school leavers that will attract them to the positive nature of the health and social care worker’s role for health and safety. The article should be entitled: Health and safety in social care – it’s not just a jobsworth! In it, you will explain how, unlike much of the press coverage given to health and safety, in a social care setting a proper approach to health, safety and safeguarding provides the basis for individuals’ welfare; how practice is based on lessons from failures and how properly trained care workers can be proud of being part of a system of protection. Your article should cover the following...