Unit name: Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 2. Understand the use of risk assessments in relation to health and safety
Assessment criteria: 2.2 Explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified
When potential health and safety risks have been identified, they should be reported immediately to ensure the safety of all.
The procedure for reporting health and safety risks will vary between organisations, so it is important that you understand your own organisation’s reporting procedure. You will be able to find this in your employer’s agreed ways of working (policies and procedures) or by speaking to your manager.
Health and safety risks will usually be reported to your line manager although you may have a dedicated health and safety representative that you must contact. It will be useful to explain what you have done already to mitigate the risk and if it has been successful when you report the concern.