Health and Safety

4295 words 18 pages
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKPLACE

Table of Contents
TASK 1: 2
Reference Guide for Health and Social Care workplace: 2
Overview: 2
1.1 Reviews of systems, policies and procedures for communication: Health and Safety 2
1.2 Responsibilities in a specific health and social care: 4
1.2.1 Organizational Responsibilities: 4
1.2.2 Monitoring and evaluating process: 5
1.2.3 Inspecting the workplace: 5
1.2.4 Management Structure: 5
1.2.5 Representation: 6
1.3 Analysis of Health and Safety priorities: 6
1.3.1 Safety aid: 6
1.3.1.1 Walking aid: 6
1.3.1.2 Wheelchair: 6
1.3.1.2 Security system: 6
1.3.1.2.1 Door locks: 6
1.3.1.2.2 Cameras: 7
1.3.1.2.3 Gates: 7
1.3.1.2.4 Alarms: 7
1.3.1.2.5 Patrol: 7
1.3.1.3 Maintenance: 7
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Loewenson (2008) stated that importance of these activities will be on as same as any other core activity of the company. On the other hand, Hughes and Ferrett (2012) opined that every individual does not pay much attention to the precautionary measures and behave in a reluctant manner. However, researcher evaluated that rule as per health and safety must be followed not only by employers and employees but also by clients and visitors.
1.2.2 Monitoring and evaluating process:
Practices as per different acts and regulations must be monitored. Lund (2011) noted that in many workplaces, although the imposition of safety measures is stated but are hardly followed properly. Burke et al. (2011) describes that safety measures are directed needs to be followed as it ensures a sense of security at the workplace. However, proper evaluation is required for accessing the effectiveness of safety measures.
1.2.3 Inspecting the workplace:
Safety officer should inspect the workplace within a certain interval of time, this will help in getting the feedback of the employees. Interaction with staff is beneficial as proper access over availability of health and safety measures can be adopted. Chattopadhyay (2008) commented that the safety officer should try to properly locate the areas which can be hazardous at the workplace and accordingly measures should be adopted.
1.2.4 Management Structure:
Researcher analyzed that management structure should try to be patient with the

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