Manual handing regulations 1992
Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 ( CHOSHH)
Report of injuries,Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 ( RIDDOR)
Health & Safety first aid regulations 1981
Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999
Food safety act 1990
Under the health & safety at work act 1974 , the employer, the employee, and
where appropriate , the service user I support, have a responsibility to ensure
safety is maintained in the work place.
There should be two accident books in your organisation for service user and staff.
It is important that you record each accident that happens to you or that you
witness. The book are reviewed by your management team and will help to
prevent future accidents occurring .
If you have suffered from a communicable illness, you should not work until you
have been given the 'all clear' from the doctor .
Correct moving and handling is vital part of my role it is essential I learn how to
move and handle correctly . Otherwise I could hurt myself and other. It is my legal
responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques as I have learnt
during my training.
It is important that you understand how to prevent a fire and what to do in the
event of a fire.
You may be required to be invoived in food preparation in your role as a carer.
You will need to have an understanding of the principles of safe food handling.
Infection control is about controlling the spread of communicable diseases between
service users, staff, and visitor. the service users we care for are often particulary
vulnerable to infection, and as such we need to be extra careful, clothes can pick up
infection and pass it from one service user to another. It is important that you
change your gloves & aprons ( and wash your hands ) between working with
service users. It is important...