3.2 Comply with current guidelines for: a. hand hygiene, b. moving and handling equipment or other objects safely, c. checking the identity of anyone requesting access to the work setting, d. maintaining evacuation routes, e. food safety

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Health and safety in health and social care settings
Learning outcome: Be able to work safely in health and social care settings
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Comply with current guidelines for: a. hand hygiene, b. moving and handling equipment or other objects safely, c. checking the identity of anyone requesting access to the work setting, d. maintaining evacuation routes, e. food safety

  • Access and understand guidelines for various health and safety activities and comply with them in your day-to-day work
  • Hand hygiene – the NHS provides guidlines for best hand-washing technique
  • Moving and handling equipment and other objects safely– refer to your training and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for best practices (e.g. bending legs instead instead of back when lifting etc.)
  • Checking the identity of anyone requesting access to the work setting – follow your employer’s agreed ways of working for site security
  • Maintaining evacuation routes – evacuation routes should be clear and clutter free (see HSE for further info)
  • Food safety – food should only be prepared by persons trained to do so

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