Assignment 306: Understand Health And Safety

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Assignment 306: Understand health and safety in social care settings Task A Presentation You have been asked to contribute to an induction day for new staff. You are to prepare a presentation about Health and Safety. It must include the following: Ai: A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. The principal act that generally cover the settings relating to health and social care is HASAWA – Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which was updated with many sets as follows: Health and Safety First Aid Regulations-1981, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)-1995, Manual Handling Operations Regulations – 1992, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSW) – 1999, Control of Substances…show more content…
When preparing food, keep it out of the fridge for the shortest time possible,if you're having a buffet, keep the food refrigerated until you're ready to serve it. Cool down leftovers as quickly as possible (within 90 minutes), store them in the fridge and eat them within two days. Store eggs in their box in the fridge. Never put open cans in the fridge, as the metal may transfer to the can's contents – place the contents in a storage container or covered bowl instead Make sure food has cooled down before you put it in the fridge. If the food is still hot it will raise the temperature in the fridge, which isn't safe as it can promote bacterial growth. Clean your fridge regularly to ensure it remains hygienic and in good working condition. Food debris accumulates over time and can increase the risk of cross-contamination. 'Best before' and 'use-by' Food with a "use-by" date goes off quite quickly and it can be dangerous to eat after this date. Food with a "best before" date is longer-lasting. It should be safe to eat but may not be at its best quality after this date. 'Use-by'

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