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ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

Qualification Title Unit Number/Title

HEALTH AND SAFETY (HS) 3

Coursework Rules and Regulations at St. Patrick’s International College
Plagiarism – the College takes plagiarism and academic misconduct seriously and
therefore, suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be
dealt with according to the procedures set down by the College. Please see your Student
Handbook for further details of course of action for plagiarism issue.

‘Plagiarism’ is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying
information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint
coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing
coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work.

Student Declaration – all coursework submission will need to bear a declaration signed by
you.

Submission Regulations
1 You are required to submit your coursework on-line through the College’s Virtual
Learning Environment (VLE) which can be accessed through http://stpmoodle.net.
Detailed information about this is available in the Student Handbook.
2 Details of submission procedures and related course of actions can be obtained from
the Academic Administration Department or the Student Handbook.
3 If you are unable to submit your coursework on time due to extenuating
circumstances, you are required to make an application to your respective Schools for
it to be considered, using an ‘Extenuating Circumstances Form’ available from the
Academic Admin Office. Do not ask the lecturers responsible for the course -
they are not authorised to award an extension. The completed form must be
accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
4 Specific requirement or subject specific requirement for coursework submission will
be stated further in the assignment brief or will be advised by your lecturer.

Breakdown of assignment:

Suggested word count for this essay is 4000 words (+/-10%) allowance covering
all the assessment criteria in LO1-LO3 as one document. Your work has to be to
the point.

Formative Submission

1 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016

implemented in the health and social care workplace 1. policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety Understand how health in the health and social care workplace in and safety legislation is accordance with legislative requirements. The feedback is for your benefit and is not part of your final grade for the unit. Formative assessment will take place to advise you on your progress throughout the term from week 2 and ways in which you could improve before the final (summative submission). You may also be asked to submit the essay in electronic form to your teacher. to which you will receive verbal and/or written feedback. Learning Outcomes Assessment To achieve the criteria the evidence Task No Criteria must show that the student is able to: LO1.2 Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care work place for the management of health and safety in relation to organizational structures. 1. Formative feedback may be in verbal and/or written form (at the teacher’s discretion).1 Review systems. 2 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 .

3. LO2. 2. LO3.3 Evaluate own contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice.2 Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety and review of health and policies and practices in the workplace in safety in the health and promoting a positive healthy and safe culture.1 Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed. 2.3 Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace.1 Analyse how information from risk assessment informs care planning for individuals and Understand the ways in organizational decision making about policies which health and safety and procedures. practitioners in the health and social care workplace 2. Understand the monitoring 3. safety and security may be addressed. requirements impact on 2. social care workplace 3. 3 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 .3 Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health.2 Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and customers and the work of safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers. 1.4 Analyse the effects of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace.

Case studies to be used in All Learning outcomes (LOS) except 3. evaluated your own practice/responsibilities for health and safety in the work place by evaluating your contribution to placing the health and safety AND needs of individuals at the centre of practice (AC 3. M2 Select / design and apply appropriate A range of sources of information has To achieve M2 you have cited all references methods / techniques and sources of materials used and given in been used within the assignment text citation and list of references using the Harvard referencing system.3. 4 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 . NB: It is important to Note that M2 and M3 is to be met in all LOS. this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades. 2).3). OR Assignment related activities have been To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you assess the responsibilities in a specific health and managed on time social care workplace for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structure using (North Staffordshire Trust) (AC 1.In addition to the PASS criteria. Grade Descriptors Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation M1 Identify and apply strategies to find Made effective judgement as to how health To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you have appropriate solutions and safety policies are practiced. And To achieve M1 you must submit the work on time.

OR To achieve D2 you need to demonstrate that you have 5 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 . D2 Take responsibility for managing and To achieve D2 you need to propose realistic improvement organising activities for the organisation and self in addressing dilemmas Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated encountered using examples from your place of work or using case study 2 (A. and E-resources).g. appropriate structure and approach have been applied consistently within the assignment.C. 2. Publications. D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own Conclusion arrived at through synthesis of ideas & To achieve D1 you need to use critical reflection to work and justify valid conclusions evaluate your own contribution to ensuring health and justified safety in a workplace.3). Manual Handling Policy on health and social care practice and its customers (A. Sources from (Books.C.2). Also you have written the assignment concisely and succinctly. and justify your conclusion. developing arguments in an ordered fashion (in the context of a case scenario). Journals. M3 Present and communicate appropriate The appropriate structure and approach have To achieve M3 you have to ensure that findings been used. OR To achieve D1 you need to critically evaluate the impact of one aspect of health and safety Policy e.C 3.3). consistently within the assignment. (A. 2.

D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral Innovation/Creative thoughts have been applied To achieve D3 you need to give distinct ideas for /creative thinking effectively communicating information on health and safety to all stakeholders (A.1). 3. independently planned.C 1. practices and other related activities (A.C.1). OR To achieve D3 you need to clearly set and justify the health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace (A. 6 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 .3).C 1. managed and organized monitoring and review safety policy.

policies and procedures. (Case study 1). North Staffordshire board found itself facing service improvement targets. This has resulted in:  Reduced incidence rates by 16% over two years. it set about taking a 'whole systems' approach to managing corporate risk. the insurance premiums were very high. improving reporting and monitoring. (Case study 1). surgical. 1.g. ………………………………End of case study 1………………………… NB: Learners are expected to use the 2nd case study to complete Tasks 2 and 3 except 2. Assignment: In this assignment. Use the following case studies to complete the tasks as below: Task 1: Use the North Staffordshire Trust case study below to complete LO 1: (1. Health and safety was also made a key item on the board’s agenda.2 Assess the responsibilities for managing health and safety also apply to the North Staffordshire combined NHS Trust in relation to its organisational structure.1. (Case study 1). Task 2: 7 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 . Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). First Aid.3.  Reduced Insurance premiums by 10%.2 & 1. injuries and death. 1. and a much more open culture. Fire safety and prevention. it was observed that employers and employees did not comply with the health and safety at work Act 1974. accidents. This has resulted in a much better integrated health and safety management system that increases the opportunity to identify and manage all corporate risks. Case study 1: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust In the North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust. children). which the new director implemented. This led to high rates of incidences. In addition. giving one of its director’s responsibility for the leadership of health and safety for the first time. and analyse the health and safety priorities for the service chosen. 1.3 and 3. The board actively promotes a culture that gives staff the confidence to report incidents. Manual handling.1 Review systems. you are required to demonstrate your understanding about your responsibilities in ensuring the health and safety of the health and social care workplace and the people within it. Reporting of Injuries. The new Director also improved compliance with health and safety legislation and procedures including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).3) 1. to ensure that information on health and safety is properly communicated in accordance with legislative requirements.3 Select one service area from the trust below (e. Using new corporate and clinical guidance. medical. elderly.

2.3 and 2.2 Analyse the impact of Manual handling practices to individuals in relation to Health and safety policies in case study 2. using a large sling and a battery-operated lifting hoist.1 Analyse how information from risk assessment informs care planning for individuals and organisational decision making about policies and procedures which would avoid incidents similar to the ones given in the case study 2.Complete LO2: (2. healthy and safe culture. Case Study 2: South Birmingham Primary Care Trust Pensioner’s death prompts risk assessment reminder to care organisations.1 EXPLAIN how health and safety practices are monitored and reviewed. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning health and social care employers to ensure that risk assessments are carried out to determine the suitability of equipment used in everyday tasks. 3. 2. when she fell from the sling to the floor and died at the scene.2. 2.3 Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health. Task 3: Complete LO 3 (3.2) using the ‘South Birmingham Primary Care Trust’ case study 2 below. (You have to relate to your own experience at the place of work). 3.4 Analyse the effects of non-compliance with health and safety legislation and relate to the case study 2. 2.2 Analyse the effectiveness of Health and Safety policies and practices and also use the ‘South Birmingham Primary Care Trust case study 2’ in promoting a positive. 3. also refer to the information given in case study 2.3 Evaluate your contribution in placing health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of your practice. 8 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 . 2. 2. 3. The warning follows an incident that occurred on 25th March 2006 in the Elderly Directorate of Moseley Hall Hospital which is part of South Birmingham Primary Care Trust. using examples from your place of work or case study 2.1. Two auxiliary nurses were transferring 90-yr old Alice Belle (AB) from a commode to a bed.1.4) using the ‘South Birmingham Primary Care Trust’ case study 2 below. safety and security may be addressed.

where a hoist or sling was involved. in summing. QC. The moving and handling risk assessment in place at the time did not specify which sling should be used for the patient. so far as is reasonably practicable. HSE and local authorities received reports of approximately 92 incidents involving falls to patients or service-users.000 and ordered to pay costs of £17. on 1st December. patients were 'non-employees' who were put at risk by South Birmingham PCT's failure to have a safe system of work in relation to: a) Selecting the correct size and type of sling to be used to lift patients. in September 2007. in this case. Judge Bill Davis. in the health and social care sector. South Birmingham Primary Care Trust was fined a total of £20." In a three-year period. would have identified and recorded the appropriate type and size of sling and this should then have been communicated to all staff involved in moving and handling the patient. In this instance. It is essential to ensure that all equipment. It is also vital that professional carers and nursing staff receive adequate information. was recorded as 'accidental death to which neglect contributed'. is appropriate for the individual being moved or handled. instruction and training in the correct selection and safe use of that equipment. after pleading guilty to breaching section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. was unsuitable. said: "Those who are most vulnerable need the most careful care and by pleading guilty the PCT accepted that.500 at Birmingham Crown Court. HSE investigating inspector Amanda James said: AB was a frail and vulnerable 90-yr old for whom the large sling. carried out by competent staff. and b) Identifying the correct type and size of sling to be used for each task for patients in their records and effectively communicating the same to its employees. from April 2004 to April 2007. used at the time of the accident. A suitable risk assessment." Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states: "It shall be the duty of every employer to conduct his undertaking in such a way as to ensure. including hoists and slings. that persons not in his employment who may be affected thereby are not thereby exposed to risks to their health or safety". they didn't give proper care. A coroner's verdict.An HSE's investigation found that neither the hoist nor sling was defective but that the patient had slipped from the sling as it was too large. "South Birmingham Primary Care Trust failed in its duty by exposing the patient to grave risk. 2008. 9 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 .

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the grade is capped at a PASS. 12 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 .1.  It is expected that the guided word count are adhered to when writing your coursework. 3) – Use case study 1: North Staffordshire Trust. 50% Pass 35% Referred 10% Withheld W1 – direct copy from various sources W2 – collusion (Note: detailed feedback on W1 and W2 will be provided by the Assessor in the General feedback section. Specific Instructions  Read the assignment brief to enable you answer the questions correctly. 2. an elderly woman of 90 years old.  When answering all learning outcomes. 2.  Learning outcome 2: (2.3 and 2.4) – Use case study 2: The death of Alice Belle. students have to relate or use the case studies below except in 3.2.3:  Learning outcome 1: (1.) 5% Unreasonable Submission Additional Information  For any late submission without approved Extenuating circumstances prior to the set deadline. 1.2.1. 1.

 Learning Outcome 3: (3. use diagrams as appropriate.  Brief introduction and conclusion are important to enable you achieve better grade. an elderly woman of 90 years old.2) – Use case study 2: The death of Alice Belle. Also.1. you expect to get a PASS only. Or google references. 13 Standard AB Template V1DNL2016 .  Defining key words and using references are very important.  Include a list of references at the end of your essay  Avoid using “www.3. Use Own experience from your place of work to answer 3. When you submit at a later date.  You are also encouraged to use examples from your place of work in the health and social care setting. Read books  Use Harvard style of referencing throughout your essay to achieve MERIT  Submit completed assignment on the Due Date.  NB: Do not mix up the case studies. 3.