Health and Safety – BTEC
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. You have to keep to the suggested word count.
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). The feedback is for your benefit and is not part of your final grade for the unit. Formative feedback may be in verbal and/or written form (at the teacher’s discretion). 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. There will be one formative feedback to be submitted in week 5.
|Learning Outcomes||Assessment Criteria||To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:||Task No|
Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace
|1.1||Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety in the health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements.|
|1.2||Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care work place for the management of health and safety in relation to organizational structures.|
|1.3||Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace.|
Understand the ways in which health and safety
requirements impact on
customers and the work of
practitioners in the health and social care workplace
|2.1||Analyse how information from risk assessment informs care planning for individuals and organizational decision making about policies and procedures.|
|2.2||Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers.|
|2.3||Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed.|
|2.4||Analyse the effects of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace.|
Understand the monitoring
and review of health and
safety in the health and social care workplace
|3.1||Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed.|
|3.2||Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive healthy and safe culture.|
|3.3||Evaluate own contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice.|
|In addition to the PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades. NB: It is important to Note that M2 and M3 is to be met in all LOS. Case studies to be used in All Learning outcomes (LOS) except 3.3.|
|Grade Descriptors||Indicative characteristic/s||Contextualisation|
|M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions||Made effective judgement as to how health and safety policies are practiced.|
Assignment related activities have been managed on time
|To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you have evaluated your own practice/responsibilities for health and safety in the work place by evaluating your contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice (AC 3.3).|
To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care workplace for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structure using (Fleetwood Hall Home Case Study) (AC 1. 2).
To achieve M1 you must submit the work on time.
M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques
|A range of sources of information has been used within the assignment||To achieve M2 you have cited references and sources of materials used and given in text citation and list of references using the Harvard referencing system, within the assignment. Sources from (Books, Journals, Publications, and E-resources).|
|M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings||The appropriate structure and approach have been used.||To achieve M3 you have to ensure that appropriate structure and approach have been applied consistently within the assignment.|
Also you have written the assignment concisely and succinctly, developing arguments in an ordered fashion (in the context of a case scenario).
|D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions||Conclusion arrived at through synthesis of ideas & justified||To achieve D1 you need to use critical reflection to evaluate your own contribution to ensuring health and safety in a workplace, and justify your conclusion. (A.C 3.3).|
To achieve D1 you need to critically evaluate the impact of one aspect of health and safety Policy on health and social care practice and its customers (A.C. 2.2).
|D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities||Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated||To achieve D2 you need to propose realistic improvement for the organisation and self in addressing dilemmas encountered .using Fleetwood Hall Home Case Study (A.C. 2.3).|
To achieve D2 you need to demonstrate that you have independently planned, managed and organized monitoring and review safety policy, practices and other related activities (A.C. 3.1).
|D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /creative thinking||Innovation/Creative thoughts have been applied||To achieve D3 you need to give distinct ideas for effectively communicating information on health and safety to all stakeholders (A.C 1.1).|
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.C 1.3).
|Case Study: Fleetwood Hall Home|