HNC Health And Social Care
Assignment front sheet
Assignment front sheet
|Qualification||Unit number and title Credit Value 15|
|Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND Diploma Health and Social Care||Unit 3 Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace|
Unit Code K/601/1569 Credit Value 15
|Student name||Assessor name|
|Date issued||Completion date||Submitted on|
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Health and Safety in the Workplace
|Learning Outcome|| |
|Assessment Criteria||In this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:||Task no.|| |
|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 health and safety in the health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements|
|1.2||Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care workplace for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structures|
|1.3||Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace|
|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 asessments informs care planning for individuals and organisational decision|
|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 affect of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace|
|LO3||Understand the montoring and review of health and safety in the health and social care workplace|| |
|Explain how health and safety polices 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, healthy and safe culture|
|3.3||Evaluate on contributions to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice|
|I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.|
Student signature: Date
|Unit number and title||Unit 3 Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace|
|Qualification||Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Health and Care|
Purpose of this Assignment.
This assignment enables the learners to develop understanding of their responsibilities in ensuring the health and safety of the health and social care workplace and the people within it. Learners will consider relevant legislation, policies and requirements that underpin health and safety within their area and how this is put into practice
In undertaking risk assessments the learners will show how health and safety requirements impact on clients and practitioners and explore the consequences of non compliance.
Learners should be able to identify and discuss dilemmas that may arise within a health and safety context in their work environments
They will consider the importance of monitoring and reviewing systems , policies and procedures within their workplace and explore the roles and responsibilies for compliance with health and safety of individuals and for the organisation. Learners are required to show understaning of their own contributions towards a health and safety culture.
The assignment has been put together in a way that gives you the opportunity to meet each specific assessment criterion. There is the opportunity to be awarded merit or distinction for this assignment, but it must be handed in on time. As well as satisfying the criteria for Level 4 you will be evaluated according to the grade descriptors included.
The assignment is used to demonstrate your understanding of Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace; in order to do this you must read around the subject and undertake work based assessments.
Your depth of understanding will be tested by the various aspects of the assignment.
Do not use copy and paste as it is your understanding that is being checked, remember to relate to workplace practice.
Use clear and complete sentences and paragraphs and structure your work logically. Number your answers and pages and do not use bullet point
Include a full bibliography and references.
Learning Outcomes will need to be occurring within the workplace and demonstrated within your final assignment.
|(AC 1.1/1.2/1.3) M3|
Report Part 1
What you need to do:
Write a Health and Safety Report on the organisation in which you are working.
You must include the following elements
M3 To achieve this, the report should be delivered in a structured sequence. Your information must is accurate and clearly layed out. It shoud draw clear links between legislation/policies/procedures and include data to support/evidence your findings and recommendations.
|(AC 2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4)M1 D1/3|
Report Part 2
This section of your report requires you to analyse “The Impact of Health and Safety polices on the delivery of health and social care”.
“Healthcare workers and care providers must adopt a sensible and proportionate management of risk when looking after their clients.
The provision of care and support should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and should encourage them to do what they can for themselves. Often when assessing the care and support needs of an individual, everyday activities are identified that will benefit their lives, but also put them at some level of risk. This requires a balanced decision to be made between the needs, freedom and dignity of the individual and their safety”- HSE 2015
1. You are required to consider the above statement when analysing how risk assessments may be used to inform care planning for individuals and how it may impact on organisational decision making.
Care assessments should enable people to live fulfilled lives safely, rather than be a mechanism for restricting their reasonable freedoms. Many care providers find it hard not to slip towards a risk adverse approach for a multitude of reasons, for example, resources, bad experiences and a fear of the consequences if things go wrong.
People who work in health and social care constitute a large and diverse workforce looking after a predominantly vulnerable population. Employees have the right to work in a healthy and safe workplace, and the people using services are entitled to care and support that is safe and takes their needs, freedom and dignity into account.
Managing these different needs can sometimes present unique and complex situations which can, if not effectively managed, result in serious harm to employees, people using care services and others. This can raise isses/dilemmas that may link to a lack of resource or conflicting priorities.
2. You must give an example and discuss dilemmas that may arise, or that you have encountered, when implementing health and safety policies and systems.
3. You must also analyse the consequences of non-compliance with health and safety legislation within your organisation.
M1 You must demonstrate that you have looked at current policies and legislation and identified which are relevant to your organisation, how your own local policies were developed to meet national requirements, why these have been implemented, and explain the impact on your service if these had not been put into practice.
D1 To achieve D1 you should effectively synthesize the data collected,and justifying your conclusions when recommending actions within your report.
D3 To achieve D3 you need to critically reflect on the the dilemma and identirfy strategies for managing such issues.
(AC 3.1/3.2/3.3) M2 D2
Report Part 3
You are required to review the Health and Safety Board Report for your organisation.
From this need to
1. Identify how Health and Safety legislation , polices, procedures and practices within your organisation are recorded, monitored and reviewed.
2. Discuss and analyse the health and safety practices that have had a positive impact on the provision of care and on the safety culture within the organisation, this should be support with a sample of data.
3. In completing this report is it essential that you evaluate your own contribution to the health and safety needs of the individuls in your care. You may evidence this with dierect examples from your practice.
M2 To achieve M2 you must select appropriate resource materials for the assignment with the use of the internet, journals, publications and text. The bibliography must be presented in an appropriate format
D2You should take responsibility for identifying your own roles/responsibilities and show you have actively engaged in placing the health and safet needs of an individual into practice
|Evidence checklist||Summary of evidence required by student||Evidence presented|
|Analysis of how health and safety priorities are determined within the health and social care workplace|
Show the systems in place for communicating health and safety issues within your organisation.
Presentation/Risk Assessment and Report
|Part 2||This section of your report requires you to analyse the impact of health and safety polices on the delivery of health and social care. You are required to analyse how risk assessments may be used to inform care planning for individuals and how it may impact on organisational decision making.|
|You are required to analyse the Health and Safety Board Report for your organisation.|
Evaluation of your own contribution toward a health and safety culture in the organisation and in meeting the needs of your clients
Board Report and your own report
Unit Number and title
|Criteria Reference||To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:||Achieved?|
|Higher Grade achievements (where applicable)|
|M1: Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions||D1: Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions|
|M2: Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques||D2: Take responsibility for managing and organising activities|
|M3: Present and communicate appropriate findings||D3: Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking|
|Formative Feedback: Assessor|
|Feedback: Student to Assesso|
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|Student signature|| |