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Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace

Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace

Project description
On successful completion of this unit a learner will: To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO1.
Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace
1.1 Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements.
1.2 Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care work place for the management of health and safety in relation to organizational structure.
1.3 Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care work place
LO2.
Understand the ways in which health and safety
requirements impact on
customers and the work of
practitioners in the health and social care workplace 2.1 Analyse how information from risk assessments informs care planning for individuals and organizational decision making about policies and procedures.
2.2 Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers.

2.3 Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed.

2.4 Analyse the effects of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care work place.

LO3.
Understand the monitoring
and review of health and
safety in the health and social care workplace

3.1 Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed.

3.2 Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive health and safety culture.

3.3 Evaluate own contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the Centre of practice.

Background Info – Summative assessment to be handed in on 11.4.2014
By using relevant materials from any reliable/authorized source attempt the questions below.
Description of problem to be solved
Using the Case provided (See appendixes) Write an essay of 3000 words (bearing in mind the three learning outcomes) and demonstrate how you can communicate effectively health and safety policies and procedures, legislations, responsibilities and culture using once own work place experience or health and social care organisation of your choice. For example Staffordshire NHS Trust and Birmingham City

1. Understand how and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace. (1.1, 1.2 & 1.3). Total word count 1000

2. Understand the ways in which health and safety requirements impact on customers and the work of practitioners in the health and social care workplace. (2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4). Total Word Count 1000

3. Understand the monitoring and review of health and safety in the health and social care workplace. (3.1, 3.2 & 3.3). Total Word Count 1000

Note the Following:
1. Learning Outcomes 1 and 2 to be submitted on week 6 for formative assessment and learning outcomes 3 on week 9.

2. Case studies has been designed to cover individual learning outcome:
? Case Study 1. Covers for LO 1.1, 1.2 &1.3.
? Case Study 2. Covers for LO2.1, 2.2, 2.3 &2.4
? Case Study 3. Covers for LO 3.1, 3.2 & 3.3
N: B. Your essay structure is a combination of academic and vocational writing, with a strong reflective account to be embedded into context covering LO1s, LO2s and LO3s.

Additional source(s) of information for completing each task can be found in the attached case studies.

Assessment and grading criteria

PASS GRADE CONTEXTULISED MERIT GRADE CONTEXTULISED DISTINCTION GRADE
In order to achieve a pass in this unit, all learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria must be met In order to achieve a merit in this unit, pass requirements and all merit grade descriptors stated here must be achieved In order to achieve a distinction in this unit, all pass and merit requirements and distinction descriptors must be achieved
1.1 Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety in the health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings using a range of methods of presentation.
Use an appropriate structure for the communication and monitoring process
D3 Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinking when evaluating your responsibilities within the organisation for communicating information on health, safety and security for service users

1.2 Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care workplace for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structure M1- Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions for assessing responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace. Make effective judgements as to how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed by a care organisation
D1- Use critical reflection to evaluate your own contribution to ensuring health and safety in a workplace, and justify your conclusions.

1.3 Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace

2.1 Analyse how information from risk assessment informs care planning for individuals and organisational decision making about policies and procedures M2- Select, design and apply appropriate methods and techniques for presenting a range of sources of information to support the Risk Assessment and Care Plan
2.2 Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers D3 Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinking when evaluating your responsibilities within the organisation for communicating information on health, safety and security for service users

2.3-Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed D2- Demonstrate autonomy and independence for planning, managing and organising your workload within a team. Propose realistic improvements for the organisation and yourself in addressing dilemmas encountered
2.4-Analyse the effect of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings using a range of methods of presentation.
Use an appropriate structure for the monitoring process
3.1-Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed
M2- Select, design and apply appropriate methods and techniques for presenting a range of sources of information relating to the monitoring and reviewing of Health and Safety policies and practices. Make effective judgements as to how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed by a care organisation

D2- Demonstrate autonomy and independence for planning, managing and organising your workload within a team with logical conclusion reached.
3.2-Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive, healthy and safe culture
3.3-Evaluate own contributions to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice M1- Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions for assessing responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace. Make effective judgements as to how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed by a care organisation

D1- Use critical reflection to evaluate your own contribution to ensuring health and safety in a workplace, and justify your conclusions.
Propose realistic improvements for the organisation and yourself in addressing dilemmas encountered
Appendix 1- Case Study 1 for Learning Outcome 1

CASE STUDY 1 for LO1

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
The board found itself facing service improvement targets. Using new corporate and clinical guidance, it set about taking a &a

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