Employers must have a written health and safety policy, which must be brought to the notice of all employees. Employees, volunteers and service users also have responsibilities within the act, they have a common law duty of care. The act requires them to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other people at work. They must not interfere with or obstruct anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work. It is their duty to familiarise themselves with the policy statement and general health and safety procedures and ensure they keep themselves and others around them safe.
My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely. As an employee I also have to follow COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) in my workplace. This means I have to follow the procedures set in place by my employer and attend training. I have to make sure any hazardous substances are kept locked away where unauthorized people cannot get them. I also need to dispose of hazardous substances correctly and not mix substances in case of any hazardous fumes or explosions that may occur.
The implication is that the ASM has duties in assisting the SM on daily site activities. I would suggest that health and safety duties should be dealt with through the SM or in his or her absence then the appointed safety adviser. The reporting of site hazards by the ASM to the SM should be intrinsic. The ASM's role in keeping records associated with safety, eg statutory inspections, including records required by CDM for hazard management - eg sub-contractors method statements etc, and anything else required by statue or included in the Construction Phase Plan and by the relevant procedures in the contractors Manual for Quality, Safety and the Environment. The ASM will spend more time out of the site than the SM, so he will be vigilant looking for unsafe practices, sub-contractors not working to method statements; barriers warning notices etc requiring reconfigurat- ion, or subject to unauthorised modification, and any other safety related
| * To report any potential risks or hazards within the workplaceTo report and record all potential risks and hazards is very important to protect everyone to who comes in contact with that particular client. For each hazard you need to be clear about who might be harmed it will help you identify the best way of managing the risk. | * Take reasonable care for your own health and safety equipment or materials that you have been supplied by your employerIt’s important to protect yourself and others by making sure your protective equipment is in correct order for example you wear
Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first. Other ways are - It also our duty of care to promote independence, and ensure that all individuals are aware of what their rights are. We should be aware of how to recognize signs of abuse, neglect or unacceptable behaviour and to follow policies and procedures if this happens All individuals should be treated fairly and without prejudice Informing management if there is anything that is stopping us from carrying out our job safely Complying with health and safety regulations Ensuring residents know about the complaints procedure and to report a complaint | 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protectionof individuals | We are responsible in keeping individuals safe from harm, whether it is illness, abuse or harm and injury. We can do this by involving families and other health care professionals in their care plan, getting ideas on ways best to support their family. Following a code of practice and
Safety and health in our company must be a part of every operation. Without question, it is every employee's responsibility at all levels. We will maintain a safety and health program conforming to the best practices of organizations of this type. In the direction of being successful, such a program must embody the proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of supervisors and employees. It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between supervisors and employees, but also between employees and their co-workers.
How legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings Health and safety at work act 1974 (HASAW) - This act provides general guidance about health and safety. The duty of the employer is to make sure health and safety of their employees and show that they have taken all attainable steps to do this. The employer should also give training and safety equipment, employers should carry out regular checks and improve and put in place a health and safety policy. If employers have more than five staff they have to carry out a risk assessment to find any possible hazards to employees. Information should be displayed around the work place for employees to see, for example, this could be posters.
My responsibilities as set out by Mears are. Ensuring I take reasonable care of my own health and safety and the health and safety of my colleagues, service users and anyone else who might be affected by what I do or not do at work, I must co-operate with the company at all times ensuring that the place in which myself and my colleagues work is a safe and healthy environment. I must not deliberately or carelessly misuse or abuse anything that is provided for the health, safety or welfare of everyone in contact with the company. I should be familiar with the Health and Safety procedures. I must complete various health and safety forms whenever appropriate.
Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Technical Certificate Unit 8 – How to handle Information in Social care Settings Learning Outcome 1 The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation covering health and safety in the workplace, and both the employers and employees have to make sure that all work is carried out as safely as possible. Employers have to protect employees and other people, and employees have every right to expect that their employer is doing all they can to protect them at work. But employees are also responsible for protecting themselves and others. All organisations should have written policies and procedures on issues such as health and safety and these should be openly available. The most common for of this is in a manual for employees.
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.