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In health and social care there are a lot of procedures and precautions put into place so that accidents don’t occur, but no matter how careful organisations are with these incidents there is no way of preventing them completely. In health and social care, a lot of risk assessments are taken to make sure the place is safe but there are still a few things that are unstable or accidents like this wouldn’t occur. The staff’s duty is then to work out what happened and how to minimise the risk of it happening again. An emergency is often unexpected, not planned, dangerous and sometime life threatening. Some incidents that can occur include fire’s, flood’s, exposure to infection, exposure to chemicals, intruders, aggressive and dangerous encounters and abuse. (, 2015) I will be discussing one accident that took place within a nursery and one incident that took place within a residential care home. An accident is a separate, identifiable, unintended incident, which causes physical injury. This includes acts of non-consensual violence to people at work. (, 2013) Whereas an incident is an unplanned event that does not result in personal injury but may result in property damage or is worthy of recording. (, 2013)

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