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Health and safety tasks that should only be carried out after special training

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Essential Training Requirements for Specific Activities in Health and Social Care

In health and social care, certain activities require specialised training and assessment for safe and effective execution. This guide outlines activities that mandate specific training for care workers.

Activities Requiring Specialised Training

Understanding which activities necessitate specialised training is crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved.

Safe Use of Equipment

Training for the safe operation of hoists and lifts is essential for moving people and objects without risk of injury.

Handling Medication

Compliance with legislation and guidelines for prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing, and disposing of medicines is mandatory.

Assisting and Moving Individuals

Knowledge of safe moving and handling techniques is vital to prevent harm to yourself and the individuals you support.

First Aid Training

Immediate assistance in medical emergencies is crucial, but without training, you should seek help from qualified professionals to avoid worsening the situation.

Responding to Emergencies

Understanding procedures for various emergencies, including fire, explosion, or flood, is critical for safety.

Food Handling and Preparation

Training in safe food handling and preparation is essential to prevent food poisoning and ensure dietary safety.

Risks of Working Without Training

Performing tasks without the agreed methods and training can put yourself, the individuals you support, and others at risk of harm.

Ensuring that you have received the appropriate training for these specific activities is a key responsibility in health and social care roles.