Health and safety social care

Assignment composition

Assignment overview
In this assignment you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of health and safety in social care settings. You will use case studies to show your awareness of the legislative framework, identify hazards and assess levels of risk. You will demonstrate your awareness of the use of care or support plans and risk assessment in social care. You will investigate topical issues, examine incidents and make assessments of the appropriateness of the actions taken and you will prepare materials to enhance the safety awareness of others.

Learners will benefit from undertaking practical courses relating to moving and handling, food safety and first aid.


There are five tasks to this assignment.
A Plan
C Case studies
D Short answer questions
E Leaflet

This is a summary of the evidence required for the unit.

Task Evidence Learning outcomes covered
A Plan 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2,

B Guide 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,5.1,11.1

C Case studies 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

D Short answer questions 7.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10.1, 1 1.2, 11.3

E Leaflet 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 8.1, 8.2

Assignment mark sheet

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Case studies

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Short answer questions

Total marks available 41

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Task A – Plan

You are planning an outing with a group of individuals. Some of the individuals need assistance with using the toilet, eating and drinking, and with their medication.

Prepare a plan for all social care workers and helpers to follow. Your plan should include the following information.

Ai A description of four different examples of accidents and/or sudden illnesses that might occur.

Aii An outline of the procedure to follow if an accident or sudden illness should occur.

AiiiA list of the principles to be followed for safe moving and handling.

Aiv An explanation of why it is important to follow the care plan and communicate with each individual when assisting and moving.

Av An outline of staff responsibilities for medication in a social care setting.

Avi A brief description of the agreed procedures for:

a) obtaining

b) storing

c) administering

d) recording

the medication needed for the outing.

Avii An explanation of why the social care workers accompanying the individuals on the outing should have specialist training before each of the following:

a) Carrying out emergency first aid
b) Assisting with moving and handling
c) Handling medication

Task B – Guide

Produce a guide to raise awareness of health and safety in a social care setting. Include the following in your guide:

Bi A list of the laws relating to:

a) general health and safety in the setting
b) moving and handling

Bii A list of the food standards that relate to social care settings.

BiiiAn outline of the main health and safety responsibilities of:

a) the social care worker
b) the employer or manager
c) individuals using the service

Biv A description of the main points of health and safety policies and procedures.

Bv A list of work activities that should only be carried out after special training.

Bvi A description of how to access additional support and information in relation to health and safety.

Task C — Case studies

Case study one

Winston is a social care worker supporting young people with learning disabilities in the community. One evening, he visits an individual to find that a pipe has burst in their roof. Water is running down the light fitting and onto the bathroom floor.

Ci Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’.

Cil Identify the hazards and risks in the case study above.

CiiiExplain how and when you would report the risks you have identified.

Case study two

Ellie is 42 and has Down’s syndrome. She lives at home with her mum and dad. Ellie attends a group three times a week where she meets her friends. There is a bus that goes directly to the community centre and Ellie really wants to go on the bus, on her own. Her mum insists on taking and collecting her in the car and Ellie is now refusing to go. This situation is making them all very unhappy.

Civ Describe how a risk assessment might help reassure Ellie’s mum and ensure Ellie’s safety.

Cv Describe how a social care worker should use the risk assessment to ensure Ellie is safe during the journey.

Task D Short answer questions

See 208 question booklet

Task E – Leaflet

You have been asked to be a mentor for a group of young people who are going to do work experience in adult social care. You have been asked to produce a leaflet about infection control and environmental safety, for their induction.

Make sure you include:

Infection Control

Ei A list of the routes by which infection can enter the body EiiA description of how our own health or personal hygiene may place others at risk in the workplace
Eiii An explanation of the most effective ways to wash hands Eiv A description of how and when to use personal protective equipment

Environmental Safety

An outline of how to prevent and what to do in the event of:

Ev Fire
Evi Gas leak
Evi Flood
Evii Intrusion
Eviii Security breach

Question Booklet

Task D – Short Answer Questions

Di List three hazardous substances that can be found in an adult social care setting. 3 marks

Dii Use the table below to describe safe practice for the handling of each hazardous substance (Note: the table may spill over onto page 10. If so, do not worry). 18 marks

Body waste
Cleaning fluids



Diii Identify three common hazards related to handling and storing food.

3 marks

Div Explain how to:

a) Store food safely

2 marks

b] Handle food safely

2 marks

c) Dispose of food safely

2 marks

Dv Identify three common signs or indicators of stress.
3 marks

Dvi Give two examples of circumstances or situations that may cause a person to feel stressed. 4 marks

Dvii Identify and describe two ways of managing stress.
4 marks

Assignment feedback sheet

Assessor/Tutor feedback to candidate on outcome of assessment

Target date and action plan for resubmission (if applicable)

Assessor/Tutor feedback to candidate on outcome of resubmission

Date of final assessment decision

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