Keeley Cianne Jones
Level 3 extended diploma in health and social care
P4: explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting
M3: discuss health, safety or security or security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in health or social care setting
D2: justify responses to a particular incident or emergency in a health or social care setting
In this piece of writing I am going to explaining the first aid act 1981 in detail, I will be explaining the skills and training that is required for a first aider. I will then go on to discuss the emergency of an intruder coming in to a health or social care setting and abuse or bullying in the work place. I will then justify why I am doing this and give an example.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 came into force on 12 September 1981 and require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel so that first aid can be given to their employees if they are injured or become ill at work.
The aim of first aid is to preserve life and to reduce the effects of injury or illness suffered at work. The Regulations place a duty upon all employers to assess the first aid requirements within their workplace. It is important to hold this skill in a health and social care setting because if someone is choking etc. then you must put these skills into use and keep them alive until the paramedic arrives, these few moments are vital.
It is important that the first aiders are fully trained and have the skills required, there are a number of courses that offer this kind of training. These courses include:
* 3 Day First Aid at work
* 2 Day First Aid at work Refresher
* 1 Day Emergency Aid
Once you have had first aid training it is something that will stay with you for life, meaning you will never forget it. It is great to carry these skills as if there if someone...