Ensure that filing cabinets remain locked when not in use. There is usually a fire procedure in every home, so finding that and adhering to the directions it has also helps. It also complies with health and safety standards and legislation, which will fall under the policies and procedures of the home.
The Caldicott Report set out general principles which should be used by health and social care organisations when reviewing use of service user information. The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date and in place for all service users, and that all members of staff are trained in necessary areas, such as manual handling and data protection, along with general things such as reporting faulty appliances or any needed maintenance and showing where it should be recorded and who it should be reported to.
The Caldicott Standards also provide additional guidance for health and social care providers on how to manage confidentiality and access personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Health and safety responsibilities include other things such as making sure any activities are done safely, as well as the use of any equipment or materials to be handled with care, minimizing the risk of injury or harm to myself and others, including other staff and service users.
Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care setting 1. Understand the principles of assisting and moving an individual.The Caldicott Report set out general principles which should be used by health and social care organisations when reviewing use of service user information. It highlights 8 principles that define good practice when handling someone else's personal data and breaching these principles can lead to serious legal implications. Carers Code of Practice One of the central codes of practice in health and social care has been provided by the GSCC and it sets standards of practice and behaviour for staff working in that field, including standards for handling information and maintaining confidentiality. The most effective way of washing your hands is to use soap after wetting your hands with hot running water, washing thoroughly while rubbing your palms and interlacing your fingers to reach any dirt. Along with meeting their health and safety requirements by moving the individual safely and correctly, like using a sling in an appropriate manner, without the specialist training it would be very easy to fit it incorrectly and used in that manner a hoist and sling can do far more harm than good, with possibility of injury from a service user falling from the sling, or it being too tight and causing injury from pinching or rubbing on them. Legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information in health and social care are as follows: Data Protection Act Freedom of Information Act Carers Code of Practice Caldecott Principles Human Rights Act Caldecott Principles Care Standards Act The Data Protection Act is a key piece of legislation to ensure people's rights regarding the confidentiality of their personal information. But also it should be written in the maintenance book, and the communicated through daily records if the problem was not solved that same day.