Btec Level 3 Health and Social Care - Health and Safety Unit 3

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Assess the hazards identified in the health and social care setting. And make recommendations in relation to identified hazards to minimise the risks to the service user group. M2 and D1

In this assignment I will be assessing the hazards identified in the health and social care setting.

The first potential hazard I saw whilst carrying out a risk assessment whilst at a health and social care setting was a wet floor. As the floor was wet it was a hazard and had many risks to it, which could have resulted in severe damage or injury. It is harmful to the staff, visitors and children. It was in the corridor near the reception. It could have severe results such as anybody got have slipped and fell over. As there was a kitchen right next to
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The surfaces should be cleaned in the morning before school and in the afternoon after school. (www.cleaningexpert.co.uk)

Lastly, the doors not having a secure lock as this can lead to the children leaving the premises or an intruder entering the premises and harming somebody. It is likely if the door does not have a secure lock. It is likely to happen and is a bit severe especially when child is missing or if an intruder enters the building which can harm the children or even the staff members. By there being locks on the doors it keeps the children away from danger reduces changes of getting fingers caught in the door and safety and security for the child.

To minimise the risk a secure lock should be put into place also security cameras and intercoms should be in place to help both the staff and children for their own health and well being. (www.doityourself.com)

In conclusion, a lot of incidents can happen accidentally rather than purposely such as wet floor. Even though the staff should take care, I think the service users safety should be looked after aswell. As service users depend on organisation such as NHS to treat them by providing excellent care. However, staff should think what is best for the service users safety not just the service user but all the people on the premises. I think it’s good that policies, legislations and procedures are in place to keep each individual safe. However, I think sometimes these

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