Types of Accidents and Sudden Illnesses that Might Occur

Potential Accidents in the work environment that could occur, Include:

  • Slips and trips
  • Falls
  • Sharps injuries (an incident in which a sharp object e.g. needle, blade, broken glass or cannula penetrates the skin)
  • Burns and scalds
  • Injuries from operating machinery or specialised equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Accidental poisoning

Sudden Illnesses in the Work Environment that could occur, Include:

Infectious diseases – Including those which are contagious and those which are not passed on from direct person to person contact

A crisis in someone’s health for example:-

  • Heart attack
  • Diabetic coma
  • Food poisoning
  • Epileptic seizure
  • Burns
  • Fainting
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Fractures
  • Stroke

If an accident or sudden illness happens you must ensure the safety of the individuals concerned and everyone else who may be affected. You must be familiar with the individual’s support plan, for example if they are known to have a condition that could lead to sudden illness, and how you should respond. You must check the individuals risk assessment and risk management plan.

Use to answer question 13.1f & 13.4a of the Care Certificate

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