Qualification: T Level Technical Qualification in Health
Unit: Occupational specialism core: Supporting Healthcare
Learning outcome: Performance outcome 1: Assist with an individual’s overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing
Assessment criteria: K1.1 The implications of health and safety regulations, their influence on practice and how they promote person-centred care within the supporting healthcare role
- Health and safety regulations are designed to ensure that employers safeguard the well-being of employees, clients, visitors and the general public by having systems and processes in place to keep people safe
- Maintaining a safe workplace is the legal and ethical duty of both employers and employees as well as others that come into contact with the workplace
- This means everybody must ensure that they work in a way which does not risk the safety or well-being of others, follow organisational policies, procedures and protocols, and report all safety concerns they have to the appropriate person
- Health and safety regulations promote person-centred care because they ensure that all individuals receiving care do not have their well-being put at risk. This means that they should be treated with dignity and respect and be involved in the care planning and delivery.
- Care activities should be risk-assessed to ensure that they are carried out in the safest way possible. This also ensures we carry out our duty of care.
- Risk assessment is a requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999