Induction Standards for Northern Ireland
Standard 3: Maintain safety at work: Security
Security has a wide meaning. It covers keeping your place of work safe from intruders, protecting yourself and others from someone who has become violent, as well as looking after yourself if you have to work alone, especially in other people’s homes. Your employer should have policies covering these areas.
Look at the following resources:
- An article on this subject for ‘Quality & Compliance’ magazine entitled Security in social care settings.
- Skills for Care’s A guide for individuals regarding their safety.
- Skills for Care’s Lone working.
Check your understanding
- Make a list of all the situations in your job which could be a risk to your security. Consider ways of making each one of them safer. Discuss with your supervisor.
- If you work a lot on your own, make sure that you are aware of all the ways of keeping yourself safe.
Did you know?
- You have a responsibility to keep yourself safe in the same way as your employer has a duty of care to you.
Record what you have learned
- Your organisation may have a Learning Record Form. If so, use that to write down what you have learned and any questions you might have. Otherwise you can use our Learning Record Form.