• Legislation is a law or group of laws
• Policies is a document explaining the expected standards
• Procedures are instructions about how to carry out a particular task
Policies legislation and procedures are put in place in order to protect not only the service users but also the staff and employers there are many ways that they do ensure the wellbeing and safety of the staff and people who use the services. They all provide a strict set of rules in which everyone should follow at all times, in order to make sure that one persons mistake does not influence or effect someone else or the service user . If it found that someone isn’t adhering to the rules and regulations set there should be a set discipline in place.
Health and safety at work act ~ (hasaw) This is a legislation put into place to safeguard all individuals in the health care setting. This act is enforced by the Health and Safety executive. The main principles of this act are that employers have to look after the health, safety and welfare of all their employees. Employees and the self employed have to look after their own health and safety. Everyone has to take care of the health and safety of others, for example Members of the public that may be affected by their work. The Health and safety executive is the main person responsible for ensuring that the legislations put in to place in the work place is enforced. The legislations in place can differ to individual work places.
The Health and safety act 1974 have stated that all work places should have safety policies in place, these should entail expected standards that need to be in the work place. If the care setting was that of a hospital the policies would include manual handling of patients. There are certain rules nursing staff have to follow to ensure patients are manoeuvred correctly.
Procedures are in place to ensure the safety of patients and carers, for example where medicine is concerned it should be placed in a...