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Health and Safety Assignment- Central Bedfordshire College

Health and Safety Assignment – Central Bedfordshire College

Assignment brief

Assignment titleHealth and Safety in the Workplace
Purpose of this assignment

This unit will support you to gain an understanding of the principles and values which underpin Health and Safety in the Workplace. The unit will enhance your understanding, giving reasons for practices, policies and procedures.  Thus enabaling you to provide a high standard of care and support.

You should refer to the assessment criteria and also the relevant unit content, when preparing your evidence for assessment.

Task 1 (LO1 1.1,1.2, 1.3, LO3 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, M1,M2,M3 and D2, D3 ) 

 Essay -Legislation in context

Interview members of staff in your setting who have responsibility for Health and Safety to find information for your essay which will include the following:

·         Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety  in accordance with legislation. Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed in the setting.

·         Assess the responsibilities for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structures.

·         Analyse health and safety priorities in workplace.

·         Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in promoting a positive, healthy and safe culture

·         Evaluate your own contributions to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of your practice


·         There must be 10  reliable sources of reference included and a reference list ( according to Harvard System)

To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you have looked at policies and legislation and identified why these have been implemented and explain the impact if these had not been put into practice.

To achieve M2 you must select appropriate resource materials for the assignment with the use of the internet, journals, publications and text.

To achieve M3 the report should be written in a structured sequence. The following elements should be present: a defined introduction; main body of information, which develops structured aurgument; clearly defined conclusions, which are linked an supported by the information contain in the main section.

To achieve D2 you should take an effective approach to independent research and will have met the deadline to submit the tasks and achieve the unit assessment criteria.

D3 evidence of self-evaluation has taken place

Task 2 (LO2 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and D1,)

A report -Assessing the risks


In preparation for the admission of several new service users, your manager has asked you

to conduct a risk assessment of the setting and produce a report.


  • Conduct a risk assessment of the setting and produce a report
  • Analyse how information from risk assessments informs care planning for individuals and organisational decision making about policies and procedures.
  • Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers.
  • Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed.
  • Analyse the effect of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace.
  • The risk assessment should be presented in the style recommended by the Health and Saftey Executive
  • Include your risk assessments as an appendix.

To achieve D1 you must critically evaluate your work and draw conclusions. You must be critical of ideas put forward with your report and offer justification on how the conclusions have been developed.

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