Hazards and risk : the support worker's role

Stonehouse, DP ORCID: 0000-0002-8195-0723 2016, 'Hazards and risk : the support worker's role' , British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 10 (10) , pp. 513-515.

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Abstract

Within this article, the author will be discussing the vital role that support workers have in managing risk and in maintaining a safe working environment for themselves, their colleagues and service users. The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013) clearly states the importance of health and safety in delivering care of the highest standards; relevant clauses of the Code will be identified. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 will be highlighted as being a key piece of legislation. The five steps of risk assessment will be discussed, to demonstrate how support workers can use this process to successfully manage risk in their working environments, while following workplace policies and procedures.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 1753-1586
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Depositing User: DP Stonehouse
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2018 02:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46575

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