Unit – HSC027
Unit | Learning outcome(s) | Assessment criteria | Questions |
HSC027 | 1 | 1.1 | Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting |
Answer Health and Safety at Work Act 1974-The Act covers a wide range of issues relating to workplace health, safety and welfare across different sectors. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)- to make sure the handling of a service user is done correctly and safely for them and for you and respecting their dignity. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002- Care providers must protect staff and service users from harm by ensuring that potentially dangerous substances are safely stored and that staff that use them are properly trained to do so. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995 |
| 1 | 1.2 | Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer |
Answer The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements when it comes to things like COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation. The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date and in place for all service users, and that all members of staff are trained in necessary areas,...