Health and Safety in HSC Workplace

Unit 3 Health and Safety in HSC Workplace Assignment Brief


You are an employee in a care setting in East London. Your manager at  the care setting has asked you to review and update their current health and safety workplace policies. In order to do so they will send you for training at health and safety executive (HSE) organisation. HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces. You will have to produce a series of reports that demonstrate the responsibilities of all health and social careworkers in ensuring the health and safety of the health and social care workplace and the people within it.
There are four (4) formal assessment opportunities for this unit:

Task 1A: A report using a case scenario

Your manager at the health and social care setting where you work has asked you to update the health and safety policy manual at the workplace and also to produce an information pack report for the new employees that will be used during the induction process. In this section of the report (1.1)you must reviewsystems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety in the health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements. In the next section (1.2)of your information pack report you must assessthe responsibilities for management of health and safety in relation to organisational structures.

Task 1B: A report using a case scenario

After reviewing the information pack report that you have created your manager has requested you to make some amendments to the report. For this section (1.3)you should now analysehealth and safety priorities that are appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace setting. For example, you should assess what safety issues would need to be implemented to support their designated service user. A case study can be used in your analysis and can be obtained from the Health and Safety Executive website.

Task 2: A report using a case scenario

You have finished updating the health and safety policy manual for your health and social care setting. Your line manager has now requested that you write a report that will be presented next month at the East London local authority meeting that demonstrates your understanding of the ways  in which health and safety requirements impact on customers and the work of practitioners in the health and social care workplace.

Task 3: A report using case scenario

In preparation for the admission of several new residents, your manager has asked you to conduct a risk assessment of the setting and produce a report.In the first sectionof your report (3.1)you should explainhow health and safety policies and practice are monitored and reviewed. In the second sectionof your report (3.2)you should analysethe effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive health and safe culture. Finally in your report (3.3)you must evaluateown contributions to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre practice. In this section you may want to use Gibbs reflective cycle on reflecting on your own performance.

Task 4: A self-evaluation of the entire report

Task 4 = Self Evaluation.
Write 1 page up to 500 words (A4) self-evaluation of your entire report