explain why it is important to use risk assessment tools for pressure area care in an adult social care setting
Risk assessments are very important as they form an integral part of a good occupational health and safety management plan. [ [ They help to:
Create awareness of hazards and risks.
Identify who may be at risk (employees, cleaners, visitors, contractors, the public, etc).
Determine if existing control measures are adequate or if more should be done.
Prevent injuries or illnesses
when done at the design or planning stage.
Prioritize hazards and control measures.
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