Assignment 208 Understand health and safety in social care settings

Task A – Plan

You are planning an outing with a group of individuals. Some of the individuals need assistance with using the toilet, eating and drinking, and with their medication.
Prepare a plan for all social care workers and helpers to follow. Your plan should include the following information.

Ai A description of four different examples of accidents and/or sudden illnesses that might occur.
Aii An outline of the procedure to follow if an accident or sudden illness should occur.
Aiii A list of the principles to be followed for safe moving and handling.
Aiv An explanation of why it is important to follow the care plan and communicate with each individual when assisting and moving.
Av An outline of who is responsible for medication in a social care setting.
Avi A brief description of the agreed procedures for
a) obtaining
b) storing
c) administering
d) recording
the medication needed for the outing.

Avii An explanation of why the social care workers accompanying the individuals on the outing should have specialist training before each of the following:
a) Carrying out emergency first aid
b) Assisting with moving and handling
c) Handling medication

Task B – Guide

Produce a guide to raise awareness of health and safety in a social care setting. Include the following in your guide:

Bi A list of the laws relating to:
a) general health and safety in the setting
b) moving and handling

Bii A list of the food standards that relate to social care settings.
Biii An outline of the main health and safety responsibilities of:
a) the social care worker
b) the employer or manager
c) individuals using the service

Biv A description of the main points of health and safety policies and procedures.
Bv A list of work activities that should only be carried out after special training.
Bvi A description of how to access additional support and information in relation to...