1.5: Awareness of health and safety in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare

This unit is part of the Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health and Social Care and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Know responsibilities of workers and employers for health and safety in a health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare setting
    1. 1.1. Outline employers’ health and safety responsibilities for:  security, moving and positioning individuals, moving and handling equipment and objects, responding to incidents, training
    2. 1.2. Outline workers’ health and safety responsibilities for:  security, moving and positioning individuals, moving and handling equipment and objects, responding to incidents
  2. 2. Understand the purpose of risk assessments in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare settings
    1. 2.1. Outline the purpose of risk assessments
    2. 2.2. Outline the components of a risk assessment
    3. 2.3. Outline how risk assessments can support a person-centred or a child-centred approach
    4. 2.4. Identify when a risk assessment is necessary
  3. 3. Know what contributes to the reduction of the spread of infection in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare settings
    1. 3.1. Describe how infection is spread
    2. 3.2. Identify methods that reduce the spread of infection
    3. 3.3. Describe the standard method of washing hands
    4. 3.4. Identify when personal protective equipment should be used

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