Unit name: Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 8. Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
Assessment criteria: 8.3 Explain the importance of ensuring that others are aware of own whereabouts
Letting others know of your whereabouts is important for your own safety and the safety of others, so you should let your co-workers know where you will be at all times.
You can do this by speaking to them or giving them access to your schedule. You may have a named person that you must inform before leaving the building or be required to sign in and out.
By doing this, your co-workers can check on your personal safety and raise the alarm if something is amiss.
In addition, if your colleagues know that you are off-site and there is a fire at the main building, the safety of others will not be compromised by searching for you.
A more practical aspect is that your colleagues will know where to find you if they require urgent assistance with a work-related task or have to leave for an emergency and need you to cover for them.