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Standard 13: Health and Safety

Standard 13 of the Care Certificate explores the responsibilities of employees and employers with regards the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others including legal frameworks and organisational policies. It also looks at risk assessments, manual handling, accidents and sudden illnesses, medication and healthcare tasks, handling hazardous substances, fire safety, workplace security and managing stress.

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria

Learning OutcomeAssessment Criteria
13.1 Understand their own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting13.1a Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting
13.1b Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
13.1c Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: self, the employer or manager, others in the work setting
13.1d List tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training
13.1e Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety
13.1f Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in their own work setting
13.2 Understand Risk Assessment13.2a Explain why it is important to assess the health and safety risks posed by particular work settings, situations or activities
13.2b Describe how and when to report health and safety risks that they have identified
13.3 Move and assist safely13.3a Identify key pieces of legislation that relate to moving and assisting
13.3b List tasks relating to moving and assisting that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent
13.3c Demonstrate how to move and assist people and objects safely, maintaining the individual’s dignity, and in line with legislation and agreed ways of working
13.4 Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness13.4a List the different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in the course of their work
13.4b Describe the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur
13.4c List the emergency first aid actions they are and are not allowed to carry out
13.5 Understand medication and healthcare tasks13.5a Describe the agreed ways of working in relation to medication
13.5b Describe the agreed ways of working in relation to healthcare tasks
13.5c List the tasks relating to medication and health care procedures that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent
13.6 Handle hazardous substances13.6a Describe the hazardous substances in their workplace
13.6b Demonstrate safe practices for storing, using and disposing of hazardous substances
13.7 Promote fire safety13.7a Explain how to prevent fires from starting or spreading
13.7b Describe what to do in the event of a fire
13.8 Work securely13.8a Describe the measures that are designed to protect their own security at work, and the security of those they support
13.8b Explain the agreed ways of working for checking the identity of anyone requesting access to premises or information
13.9 Manage stress13.9a Recognise common signs and indicators of stress in themselves and others
13.9b Identify circumstances that tend to trigger stress in themselves and others
13.9c List ways to manage stress