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1

What are types of hazard encountered in H&SC?

Environmental
Biological
Chemical
Psychological
Physical
Musculo-skeletal
Working conditions
Working practices
Lack of security systems

2

What is an environmental hazard?

An environmental hazard is something in the environment you are in that can injure you

3

Give an example of an environmental hazard.

Wet floor
Crowded Areas
Frayed carpet

4

What is a biological hazard?

A biological hazard is something that carries bacteria and can make you ill.

5

Give an example of a biological hazard.

A used bandage left lying around
Waste products
Unclean kitchen surfaces

6

What is a chemical hazard?

A chemical hazard is something that contains chemicals that could poison somebody if not stored and used correctly

7

Give an example of a chemical hazard.

An unlocked medicine cabinet
Cleaning products not locked away
Weedkiller in unlocked shed

8

What is a psychological hazard?

A psychological hazard is something in your mind that can cause you to be a hazard to yourself.

9

Give an example of a psychological hazard

Stress
Fatigue

10

What is a physical hazard?

A physical hazard is something that causes you harm usually long term and not by touching you

11

Give an example of a physical hazard.

Noise
Radiation

12

What is a musculo-skeletal hazard?

A musculo-skeltal hazard is something that causes harm to your body from either moving in the wrong way or not doing something properly.

13

Give an example of a musculo-skeletal hazard

Computer chair not set in correct position
Moving and handling service users

14

What is a working conditions hazard?

A working condition hazard is something that causes harm because of the conditions you are working in.

15

Give an example of a working conditions hazard

Travel
Temperature

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What is a working practice hazard?

A working practice hazard is something that causes harm because a job is not being done properly

17

Give an example of a working practice hazard.

Long working hours
Lack of supervision for inexperienced workers
Lack of training

18

What is a lack of security systems hazard?

A lack of security systems hazard is something that could allow intruders to get in and harm service users

19

Give an example of a lack of security systems hazard.

Broken door locks
No security chain
No alarms

20

What are the potential impacts of hazards for service users, employees and employers

Injury or harm
Illness
Poor standards of care
Financial loss

21

Give an example of Injury or harm caused by environmental hazards

Uneven steps causing someone to fall over and break their ankle

22

Give an example of a biological hazard causing illness

Spillages not cleared up after a service user vomits and other service users also getting the stomach bug

23

Give an example of poor standards of care

A worker isn't supervised and therefore doesn't look after the service users properly

24

Give an example of injury or harm caused by chemical hazards

Cleaning equipment left out and a service user drinks it, becoming seriously ill.

25

Give an example of a psychological hazard causing poor standards of care

If a worker is stressed they might forget certain aspects of their job. A service user then might not get the care they need

26

Give an example of unsafe working conditions causing harm.

The temperature is too hot and one of the service users passes out and bumps their head

27

Give an example of working practices causing illness

A worker isn't told to wash hands as part of their training. Cross contamination happens and there is an outbreak of infection.

28

What is financial loss?

Theft from service users
High staff turnover costs the organisation money
Legal action against the organisation

29

What are the 3 aspects of abuse in relation to health, safety and security?

Intentional abuse
Unintentional abuse
Effects of abuse

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What is intentional abuse?

Abuse that is done on purpose or with knowledge of implications

31

Give an example of intentional abuse.

Hitting a service user
Allowing a child out without warm enough clothes

32

What is unintentional abuse?

Abuse that isn't meant but is more a case of poor care

33

Give an example of unintentional abuse.

Forgetting to get the children to wash their hands when they've been outside.
Hurting a service user when rolling them over

34

What are the effects of abuse?

Illness
Injury
Fear

35

Name 5 types of settings that are likely to contain hazards in H&SC

Health care environments
Care environments (social)
Child care environments
Public environments
Transport

36

Give examples of health care environments

Hospitals
GP Surgeries
Walk in centre
Dentist

37

Give examples of care (social care) environments

Residential care home
An individual's own home

38

Give examples of child care environments

Nursery
School
Creche

39

Give examples of public environments

Shopping centre
Swimming pool
Park

40

Give examples of transport

Ambulance
Patient transfer
Mini-bus