Understand Health And Safety In Social Care Settings Assignment 306

A risk assessment in this situation will help to identify all the risks that are involved with James living independently. Once the risks are identified, it will help James to carry out the tasks he wishes without causing any harm to himself, others or the environment around him. It will give the correct assessment as to how likely harm or danger is to come to James and whether his best interests and health and safety concerns override his rights.

Everyone that works with and comes into contact with food within a social care setting has a responsibility to safeguard the service users and ensure the use the correct procedure for handling preparing and storing food. For example, ensure you maintain good personal hygiene at work such as, clean hair tied back, short clean nails, clean clothes, and good hand washing; wear the correct PPE at all times, your work areas are clean and tidy, you use the correct procedures for storing, preparing, cooking and disposing of food and are aware of how to avoid contamination of foods and food poisoning.

Store Food Safely
• Ensure all food is stored at the correct temperature and kept out of the danger zone
• Ensure food is sealed correctly and labelled
• Always make sure raw food is kept below cooked foods in the fridge
• Make sure everything that is stored is within its use by date
Handle Food Safely
• Use the correct colour coding of chopping boards and knives are used for the right foods
• Always ensure you have a good standard of personal hygiene
• Wash your hands in between every different task carried out
• Wear the correct PPE (gloves & apron)
• Ensure all areas of the kitchen are clean at all times
Dispose of Food Safely
• Ensure your kitchen bin has a fitted lid and has a bin liner inside it. Clean and disinfect it regularly
• Make sure your outside bin is kept away from the kitchen and is fully closed to avoid pests. Clean it regularly
• Recycle as much of your kitchen waste as...

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Assignment 306: Understand health and safety
in social care settings

Task A Presentation

You have been asked to contribute to an induction day for new staff. You are to prepare a presentation about Health and Safety. It must include the following:

Ai: A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting.

The principal act that generally cover the settings relating to health and social care is HASAWA – Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which was updated with many sets as follows: Health and Safety First Aid Regulations-1981, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)-1995, Manual Handling Operations Regulations – 1992, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSW) – 1999, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) – 2002.

Aii: An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people using socialcare settings.

Information and training on lifting and handling under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Suitable equipment and training in its use under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Information and training on any chemicals used under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1999
Training and information on fire risk assessments under the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (as amended in 1999) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Facilities for first aid under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Reporting to the enforcing authorities certain accidents suffered by employees, including incidences of violence, under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.

Aiii: An explanation of how health and safety...

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