What are the 4 aspects of the role of the Health and safety executive?
- Spot checks
- Carrying out investigations if incidents occur
- Issuing improvement notices
- Issuing fines for not following legislations
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What are the 5 key aspects og the HASAWA 1974?
- The working environment must not put anyone at risk
- The equipment provided must be in safe and working order
- Employers must provide adequate health and safety training for all staff
- A written policy should be provided
- PPE must be provided free o
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What are the employer responsabilities according to the HASAWA 1974?
- Risk assessments
- Provide PPE
- Fire/evacuation equipment and training
- regularly updated health and safety training
- Display the health and safety law poster
- Safety check equipment and electricals
- Have a policy that staff are aware of and anyone
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What are the employee responsabiities according to the HASAWA 1974?
- Follow regulations and cooperate with employers
- Report and hazards
- Do not tamper/misuse provided equipment
- Take care of themselves and others
- Wear PPE provided
- Take part in provided training
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What are the 3 responsabilities identified by the Management of HASAW Regulations 1999?
- Risk assessments carried out and any needed control measures are implemented
- A manager of health and safety is appointed who is competent to deal with emergencies
- Info, training and supervision is provided so activities can be carried out safely
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Identify the 4 key aspects of the Food Safety Act 1990.
- Safe preparation, storage and serving of food
- Registration of food businesses
- The CQC requires care services to ensure food and drink is handled in a way that meets requirements of the legislation
- Environmental health officers can close premeses
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What impact does the Food Safety Act 1990 have on care settings?
- Employees have high standards of personal hygiene
- Employees provided with training
- Food stored correctly
- Meals prepared, cooked and served safely and hygienically
- Food provided must be safe to eat
- Records of where food is from must be kept so
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What are the key aspects of the Food Safety Regulations 1992?
- Food safety hazards are identified
- Safety controls should be in place, maintained and reviewed
- The use of suitable PPE
- Supervision/adequate training to the appropriate levels should be provided
- Clean and a good working environment
- Adequate wa
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What impact does the Food Safety Regulations 1992 have on care settings?
- The use of hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) to identify hazards in (packaging) containers, surfaces, processing equipment, cookware and personal hygiene
- Controls and procedures regularly reviewed
- Preparation areas are well maintai
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What are the key aspects of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992?
- Avoid manual handling as much as possible
- Assess the risk of injury if manual handling is unavoidable
- Take action to reduce the risk of injury as much as possible
- Employers must provide information, training and supervision for safe manual handli
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What is the impact of the MHOR 1992 on care settings?
- Training must be provided
- Risk assess any manual handling activities
- Employees should only use equipment they have been trained to use
- Reduce the risk of injury
- Reduce the need for staff to manual handle
- Lifts should be planned and practiced
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How do you lift something correctly?
- Feet apart
- Bend the knees
- Keep the back straight
- Lean slightly forward to get a good grip
- Lift smoothly
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What should all manual handling training include?
- Information about risk factors and how injuries can occur
- Techniques to carry out manual handling safely
- How to use mechanical aids
- Practical work to allow staff to correct mistakes and identify anything being done incorrectly
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What records doess RIDDOR 2013 require an employer to keep or report to the HSE?
- Accidents in the workplace that could cause death or serious injury
- Diagnosed cases of work-related diseases
- Incidents that have the potential to cause harm
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What records must be kept according to RIDDOR 2013?
- Any incident, occupational disease or dangerous occurrence that requires reporting
- Any other incident that has resulted in a worker being away from work for more than 7 days
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What is an accident book and what should it contain?
- Records incidents that result in more than 3 days off work
- The date, time and place of the incident
- Who was involved and a summary of the incident
- Details of injuries or illnesses that occurred
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What does keeping records of incidents enable employers to do?
- Collect info to help manage risks
- Use info to aid in risk assessments
- Develop solutions to potential risks
- Help prevent injuries
- Help control costs from accidental loss/fines
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What are the 12 notifiable diseases that are required by law to be reported?
- Anthrax
- Food poisoning
- Hepatitis
- Legionella
- Malaria
- Measles
- Meningitis
- Salmonella
- Tetanus, typhoid
- Tuberculosis, typhus
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What are the 8 key principles of the Data Protection Act 1998?
- Data has to be processed fairly and lawfully
- Used only for the intended purposes
- Adequate and relevant but not excessive
- Accurate and up to date
- Kept for no longer than necessary
- Processed in line with the individual's rights
- Secured
- Not t
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What is the Civil Continencies Act 2004?
- Establises a set of roles and responsibilties for those involved in emergency preparation
- NHS and emergency services can be involved
- Plans in place in case of emergencies
- Requires risk assessments to plan for large emergencies
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What types of events need plans in place?
- Explosions/suspicious packages
- Extreme weather events/conditions
- Fire/flooding
- Release of hazardous materials
- Major transport incidents
- Infectious disease outbreaks/pandemic
- Power/utility failure
- Terrorist events
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What are the main contingency plans?
- Major incident plans
- Plans for the management of mass casualties
- shelter and evacuation plans
- fire, police and health service response plans
- lockdowns/controlled-access plans
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What is a hazardous substance?
- Bodily fluids
- Cleaning products
- Medications
- Used dressings
- Clinical waste
- Soiled laundry
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What are the key points of the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health?
- Covers the storage, labelling and disposal of hazardous substances
- Must have a COSHH file listing all substances in the workplace
- Up to date COSHH file
- Chemicals/medicine kept in original containers with appropriate safety caps and lids
- Stored
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What information should be kept in a COSHH file?
- Name and identify the hazardous substance
- State where the substance is kept
- identify the meaning of labels on the containers
- Describe the effects of the substance
- State the maximum amount of time that is safe to be exposed to the substance
- Des
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What is saafeguarding and why is it needed?
- The measures taken to protect people's health, wellbeing and rights which protects them from harm, abuse and neglect
- It is needed to protect vulnerable people such as those with disibilities, people with imparments, people who lack the mental capacity
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Why might people not want to report their concerns?
- May be unable to or be scared to
- Dependant on carers so do not want to upset them in fear that their treatment will get worse
- May not realise or understand they are being abused
- May not be able to see or hear it
- May not have anyone they can trus
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What does safeguarding children involve?
- Protection from maltreatment
- Prevention of impairment of their health and development
- ensuring children grow up in a stable home with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children have the best possible outcomes
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What are common safeguarding issues in adult care envronments?
- Maladministration of medications
- Pressure sores or falls
- Rough treatment or institutionalised care
- Poor nutritional care
- Lack of social inclusion
- Physical abuse between residents or staff and a resident
- Financial abuse
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What is a DBS check?
- Disclosure and Barring service checks
- Makes sure anyone over 16 is safe to work with children and vulnerable adults
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What are the 3 types of DBS checks?
- Standard = checks convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings
- Enhanced = same as standard as well as any relevant info held by the police
- Enhanced with list checks = same as enhanced and checks the Barred List
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What is the Barred List?
- List of individuals deemed unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults
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What influences have legislation had on staff in terms of safeguarding?
- Allows protection from harm
- Introduced the Care Act 2014 which includes safeguarding adults
- The Childen Act 2004 encourages protecting children
- Working Together to Safeguard Children Act 2015 gives guidance on safeguarding and promoting the welfa
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What influences have legislation had on staff in terms of health and safety?
- Employees have the responsibility for the safety of themselves and others
- Should follow systems in place for their safety
- Should cooperate with employees on health and safety matters
- Ensure activities do not put others at risk
- Inform employers
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What influences have legislation had on staff in terms of training?
- Training is required that is relevant to their job role to ensure they have all the relevant skills and knowledge
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What influences have legislation had on premises?
- Regular checks and safe foods
- Risk assessments are required
- Health and safety law -> clear, signposted fire exits and safety equipment and alarms
- Equality Act 2010 -> adaptions for disabled people and those who need it
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What influences have legislation had on practices?
- Risk assessed activities
- Regularly updated COSHH file
- Reporting work-related accidents
- Protection of data
- Risk assessed staff that are trained properly
- Managers should develop policies
- Safeguarding training and relevant training
- Child-teac
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What are the steps to effectively manage health and safety according to the HSE?
- Leadership and the setting of standards by management
- Trained employees
- A trusting and supportive environment
- Understanding the specific risks in a particular workplace
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Why is it important to have effective controls in place?
- To avoid injuries, illnesses and incidents
- To minimise or eliminate any health and safety risks
- To help employers to provide workers with safe and healthy working conditions
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What are the reasons for carrying out risk assessments?
- legal requirement -> keep written evidence
- staff, service users and visitors have a right to be protected and kept safe from harm
- Assessments check what would be a potential risk to people using the setting
- Staff, service users and visitors will f
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What is the purpose of a risk assessment?
- To check equipment is safe and fit for purpose
- Ensure the building itself is safe
- Identify potential dangers
- Work out what can go wrong in an activity
- How much supervision is needed
- Identify ways of controlling and minimising risks
- Ensure a
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How do you carry out a risk assessment?
1- Look for hazards associated with the activity
2- Identify who might be harmed and how
3- Consider the level of risk
4- Make a written reccord of the findings
5- Review it regularly to improve precautions or control measures if needed
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Why are risk assessments important?
- Legal requirement for settings with more than 5 employees and must be recorded
- Purpose is to reduce the risk of harm to anyone using the setting
- Staff must identify risks and hazards in the workplace or on visits
- Actions are taken for identified h
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How would you ensure people would get out of a building safely in a given setting?
Healthcare: PEEPs, fire doors/drils/alarms, evacuation routes, extra staff to assist, horisontal evacuation plans
Social care: PEEPs, fire doors/drills/alarms, evacuation routes, extra staff to assist
Childcare: PEEPs, fire doors/drills/alarms, evacuatio
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Asbestos 'duty to manage' holders have to maintain any asbestos in buildings they manage. How would they do it?
- Find out if asbestos is present
- Make a record of location, type and condition of the asbestos
- Assess the risk of anyone being exposed
- Plan to manage the risks
- Put the plan in action, monitor and update it
- Provide this information to anyone who
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What procedures should be followed in terms of safety on transport?
- Insured and liscenced
- Up to date with service and maintinence
- Parental consent forms
- Risk assessments and control measures
- First aid provision
- Impacts of poor or hot weather
- Staff to student/child/resident ratios
- Seat belts
- Emergency con
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What procedures should be in place around electrical safety?
- Regular PAT testing on electricals
- How to report damage and to whom
- Staff make frequent visual checks for: damage to cables and plugs, broken socket covers, damaged or worn equipment, overloaded sockets and the use of extension cables
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What are the main policies and procedures around safeguarding?
- A named person responsible fo safeguarding
- All staff must be DBS checked
- All staff must have safeguarding training
- All staff must know the potential indicators for abuse
- Reporting system for any abuse concerns
- ways in place to minimise potenti
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What are some of the food safety policies which help prevent harm to service users?
- Clean work surfaces and equipment
- wash fruit and veg
- use correct coloured chopping boards
- use correct food storage methods
- cook food thoroughly to kill bacteria
- cover food up
- Serve food as soon as cooked
- Clean with warm water and soap the
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How would you dispose of hazardous waste correctly?
- Clinical waste or dressings = yellow bags or burnt
- Bodily fluids = flushed down a toilet
- Medications = taken to the local pharmacy
- Needles/sharps = yellow box/local council
- Soiled linen = red bags and directly into washing machines (bags dissolv
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What policies should staff be aware of when handling medications?
- Ordering
- Recieving
- Storing
- Administering
- Recording
- Transfer
- Disposal
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What are the key risks of lone working?
- Often work at all hours
- Social workers take children from homes so emotional trauma
- May be attacked for mistaken identity
- Personal care staff are often on foot with regular routines so they are vulnerable to assault
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What are some of the procedures surrounding lone working?
- Telling colleagues where you are going and when you will be back
- Carrying a personal alarm
- Carrying a basic mobile phone - less target for theft
- Taking self-defense training
- Training on appropriate response to an attack
- Parking cars in well-li
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What can be involved in a mobile-phone lone worker system?
- Employees leave a message detailing the visit and expected time it will take
- Message goes to a central computer
- If employee not called at expected time, management get alerted and then police
- Emergency button on phones that connect to reception. E
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What policies and procedures should be in place to monitor security in a care setting?
- ID lanyards for staff
- Electronic security pads with pins
- Locking external doors and locked windows
- Staff reception desks and escorting visitors
- CCTV monitoring entrances
- Monitoring of keys
- Issuing visitor badges
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What things shouls policies be in place for?
- Asbestos
- Reporting of accidents
- Chemical/biological health hazards
- Disposal of hazardous waste
- Lone working
- Electrical and fire safety
- Transport/risk assessments
- Food safety/safeguarding
- Health and safety management systems
- Security of
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Why is reviewing policies needed?
- Ensure they reflect legislation changes
- Keep them up to date
- Identify any issues that need adressing
- Check they meet the settings needs and aims
- Develop new policies
- Check policies are implemented effectively
- Check policies are fit for purpo
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- PPE must be provided free o

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