Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Health and Safety in Care Settings

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety

1.1

Explain current legislation relating to health and safety in own work setting

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

1.2

Explain health and safety policies and procedures as agreed with the employer in relation to own role

1.3

Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of:

● self ● the employer or manager ● others in the work setting

1.4

Explain tasks that should not be carried out in own work setting without specialist training

2

Understand how to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety

2.1

Analyse the limits of own role in relation to moving and positioning

2.2

Analyse own responsibilities with regard to legislation and policy for:

● emergency first-aid ● food safety ● fire safety ● risk to own safety ● risk to safety of others ● prompting of administration of medication ● infection prevention and control ● hazardous substances ● security

2.3

Explain procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur

2.4

Explain how to record and report health and safety incidents

3

Be able to work safely and support others to work safely in care settings

3.1

Apply current legislation relating to health and safety in own work setting

3.2

Comply with current guidelines for:

● hand hygiene ● moving and handling equipment or other objects safely ● checking the identity of anyone requesting access to the work setting ● maintaining evacuation routes ● food safety

3.3

Complete health and safety records according to legal and work setting requirements

3.4

Support others to work safely in line with agreed ways of working

4

Be able to manage risk

4.1

Contribute to development of policies, procedures and practices that identify, assess and manage risk

4.2

Work with others to assess potential risks in line with agreed ways of working

4.3

Assess how risk-taking impacts on:

● individuals ● the organisation

4.4

Work with others to manage risks

4.5

Evaluate own practice in leading a balanced approach to risk management

 

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