Level 2 Risk Assessment Training
Risk assessment in care
‘Managing risk positively’ is: weighing up the potential benefits and harms of exercising one choice of action over another, identifying the potential risks involved, and developing plans and actions that reflect the positive potential and stated priorities of the service user.
For community based services, risk assessment this means:
•developing an understanding of the responsibilities of each party
•helping people to access opportunities and take worthwhile chances
•developing trusting working relationships
•helping adults who use services to learn from their experiences
•understanding the consequences of different actions
•making decisions based on all the choices available and accurate information
•being positive about potential risks
•understanding a person’s strengths
•knowing what has worked or not in the past
•where problems have arisen, understanding why
•ensuring support and advocacy is available to all users of services, particularly if things begin to go wrong for someone
•sometimes tolerating supported short-term risks in consultation with the service user, for long-term gains
Healthcare staff have a duty to protect patients as far as ‘reasonably practicable’
It is best to focus on the risks that really matter
Keep risk assessment simple – do not use techniques that are overly complex for the type of risk being assessed.
A medicine could be described as a hazard if it has the potential to cause harm.
However, the risk of that harm may be very small provided effective controls/measures are in place.
In care settings there are very many working areas and practice issues representing hazards needing risk assessment.
•Accidents and emergencies
•Fire or gas leak
For many people taking risks is acceptable in life.
However people with a disability and older people are often discouraged from taking risks, either because of their perceived limitations or fear that they or others might be harmed.
Changes in society’s attitude towards disability, social care and health policy now mean that people with a disability and older people are being actively encouraged to increase their independence in their daily activities and decisions about the services they receive. The focus is now more on enhancing people’s abilities rather than concentrating on their disabilities.
What do learners receive?
· Course notes
Number of Attendees
Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15
This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.
All delegates will receive an Advantage accredited certificate.
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