HSC027 & CU301P CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (HSC027 – 1.1) (CU301P – 1.1) Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in your health or social care work setting There are quite a few legislations which relate to general health and safety in my health and social care setting. The legislations include: Health and Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling Operations Regulations, Lifting operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Control of Substances to Health, Reporting of Injuries and lastly Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. The Health and Safety at Work Act was set up in 1974 which set out general duties that employers have to each employee and to each client, also duties that employees have to each other. An example of the employer’s duties is that they have to ensure as far as possible within reason the health, safety and welfare of their employees while at work. An example of an employee’s duties would be to take due care for their own health and safety and also for the health and safety of others who may by their (employee’s) actions may be affected.
QEE3/001 COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1. What are the roles and responsibilities of yourself and others under the Health and Safety at Work Act and current legislation? Personal protective equipment is to be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The Regulations also require that PPE: - is properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable; - is maintained and stored properly; - is provided with instructions on how to use it safely; and - is used correctly by employees. - simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists.
If the PPE fails or is not used properly, the worker will be exposed. In order to ensure that workers are provided with correct PPE, and that the PPE is used properly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed standards for certain types of PPE. The employer must provide to employees certain PPE when a workplace hazard assessment reveals the need for its use. Standards have been developed for hard hats, work shoes, gloves, eyewear, and respirators. The employer is obligated to provide and to pay for personal protective equipment required by the company for the worker to do his or her job safely and in compliance with OSHA standards.
The employer is also responsible for the organisation of the workplace, ensuring that the risk of infection is minimised as much as possible. Outcome 2 1. There is a number of different legislation and regulatory bodies that are relevant prevention and control of diseases. ‘The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’ and ‘Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1974’ are prevalent in all working environments, stipulating such thing as the employer being required to provide personal protective equipment and the employee being required to use it appropriately. One of the latest pieces of legislation to come into force is ‘The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidelines’ this piece of legislation sets out the criteria that
Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and social care The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. A copy of the health and safety at work act should be displayed in all work places. The main purpose of this act is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work, to protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work. To control the use and storage of dangerous substances and to control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances.
CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (1) understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others,relating to health and safety in th wok setting. (1.1) identify legislation relating to geneal health and safety in a health or social care work setting. (1.1) The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Food Safety Act 1990 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ (1.2) describe the main points of the health and safety policies and pocedures agreed with the employer.To make the workplace safe, - To make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly, - Make sure all protective clothing is being used, - To report all injuries, - To take reasonable care of your own health and safety, - To co-operate with your employer. ‘Health and safety policies and procedures set out what must be done to maintain a safe place of work and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation. For example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly so risks to health and safety are minimised.
Unit 8: Understanding health and safety in social care settings. Activity 1: Legislation and policies indentify the responsibilities of employer, employee and individual in relation to the legislation and policies below Health and safety at work act 1974 The setting in which you provide care are generally covered by the health and safety at work act 1974. This act has been updated and supplemented by many sets of regulations and guidelines which extent it, support it, or explain it. The regulations most likely to affect your workplace are manual handling 1992, control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (coshh), reporting of injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 (riddor), health and safety first aid regulations 1981, management of health and safety work regulations 1999. There are many regulations, laws and guidelines dealing with health and safety.
Responsibilities relating to Health and Safety in Social Care Setting - Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. There are a number of legal acts relating to the general health and safety in social care. The most important I think would the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, it ensures that the employer and the employee have responsibilities to ensure that a good level of safety is attained in the workplace. There should be a copy of this act on the works premises for use of any employee or service user. This legislation’s primary goals are: To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances Other legislation relating to health and safety in social care are as follows The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act.
Riffat Khanum 09/01/14 Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings The Health and Safety at Work act 1974 is the main type of legislation that covers health and safety in social care settings. Under this Act, the workers have responsibilities to ensure safety is there in the workplace. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 covers all manual handling actions, such as lifting, carrying objects or pulling. Other regulations are Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and this cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH).
COSHH ( control of substances hazardous to health) 1999, responsibilities’ involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or use less to reduce exposure level as much as possible. It is very important to follow Health and Safety Policies and Procedures. Policies and Procedures help to ensure staff, must work within the law and meet the minimum care standards set out by the legislation. Procedures are the steps that are needed to be followed to ensure everyone’s safety within the work place. Attending all mandatory training e.g.