Measuring the health and safety activities of a care home is an important way of identifying where
improvements are required and what actions to
prioritise. Hence, the Management of
Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to put in place arrangements to control health and safety risks
That is, assessments of the risks to employees,
contractors, customers, partners, and any other people who could be affected by an organization’s
activities. Organisations are also required to
record significant findings in writing (if there are five or more employees). Thus, it is imperative to have
arrangements for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures that come from risk assessment.
Given this context, your manager has asked you to coordinate a systemic monitoring and review of health and safety in your care home. You will need to gather information from staff and evidence of good practice that will be presented to inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive.
3.1In this section you should explainhow health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed in your own workplace.
Monitor and review: audit of risks; review of practice; learning from experience; updating of policies and procedures.
3.2 In the second section of your report you should
analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in your health and social care workplace in promoting a positive health and safe
Here you must use your actual workplace practice to
include into your answer.
Positive health and safety culture: individuals, teams, managers, organisational levels
3.3Finally,you should evaluate your own contributions
to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centreof your practice. In this section you may want to use Gibbs reflective cycle on reflecting on your own performance in placing the health and
safety needs of the service users in your practice.
Own contributions: responsibilities, compliance, training practices, interactions with individuals, groups and agencies
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