Assignment 8 Health And Safety Nvq 2

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ASSIGNMENT: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE. The organisation's policy & responsibilities for ensuring a safe & healthy working environment. AC1.1 The main legislation & industry regulations that employers must work within are the Health & safety at Work act 1974, commonly referred to as HASAW, HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA, these are all the same piece of legislation. Any information or guidance needed can be found on the HSE website. There are three primary aims of the HSWA:  To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work.  To protect persons other than persons at work against risks to health or safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work.  To control the…show more content…
If there are any company health & safety announcements made these are usually sent via email to senior support staff, who then cascade to the support staff & service users if necessary. AC 2.5 Describe how to monitor health & safety in the workplace. To monitor health & safety in the workplace we designate several of the duties to staff to ensure they are all completed regularly. We split them into different areas for each staff: First aid- staff ensure that the first aid box is stocked with all items of equipment at all times i.e plasters, bandages, eye pads, sterile water. Fire safety- staff carry out regular fire drills/smoke alarm checks/fire equipment checks to ensure they are all working correctly. Health & safety checks- a staff member carries out a detailed checklist to ensure that all aspects of H&S are covered i.e. gas safety checks, maintenance requests are completed for any issues. All staff are to sign to state that they have read and understand any risk assessments or risk management plans that are in
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