Wearing the correct PPE keeps you safe, for example safety glasses keep you safe from objects flying off moving machine parts. Some people do not wear safety glasses and get hit in the eye with shards of metal and sometimes lose the sight. To prevent injuries involving wearing the correct PPE people must follow regulations such as Personal Protective Equipment at work regulations 1992 to keep you safe. Issue 3 – Noise in a workplace People in a training workshop are subject to a lot of noise. This noise can damage someone’s ear, for example someone who is working on a machine which produces a lot of noise can damage there ears if not wearing the correct ear protection.
After an accident has occurred, it must be logged on the computer/log book depending on what the ward works by. If this is not completed to full capability then there can be consequences. Hazards relating to the environment and working conditions/practices and the harm they may cause: The six main accidents that occur in a work place are: * Slips * Trips * Falls * Burns * Repetitive strain * Exposure to harmful substances Slips, trips and falls can happen almost anywhere in a work place. For example, staircases, walkways, rest rooms and other places. Cracked and uneven floors, wet patches on the floor and improperly placed cables and other objects that can contribute to a person losing their balance causing harm to them including minimal bruises to scarring.
Health & Safety in 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. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: * To secure 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 Your employer may have policies and procedures covering a wide range of health and safety subjects to incorporate the legal requirements. If you work directly for an individual or in a small organisation, it is less likely you will have written policies and procedures.
Implications of health, safety and security legislation and regulations for a business role The purpose of this document is to outline and assess the standard of working conditions and the workplace policies for my work experience job role. Different implementations in the workplace consist of legal requirements, workplace policies, practices, procedures and regulations ensuring the working environment is healthy, safe, secure and suitable for the working personnel. My work experience job role consisted of a number of activities, among others dealing with stock arrangement, stock movement and stock handling. In a business where individuals have to lift objects, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) applies. The purpose of this regulation is to minimize the risks of injuries and accidents caused by manual handling.
A procedure is the action carried out to ensure these guidelines are in place. For example in a hospital, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) this act gives general guidance about health and safety. This piece of legislation lays out the employer’s responsibilities for health and safety. It imposes duties on both staff and patient. Everything in a hospital can be dangerous but these are some of the main ones: * Fire hazards * Electricity * Slips and trip hazards * Manual handling and lifting * Violence and aggression * Scalding of service users * Chemical hazards * Biological hazards * Sharps * Stress (2)The UK has one of the lowest accident rates in the world.
Potential hazard Possible har As hospitals are very busy places at times it is important to keep the floors clean, this can cause many different problem if not clean for all the people visiting the area. The possible harms that can arise are many of this are many. A dirty floor can make illnesses spread and delay the healing process. Apart from this if something has spilt or the patient had an accident the floor would be sticky this can be problematic when a patient need to be moved quickly to emergency as the floor world cause resistance. As hospitals are cleaned this can cause a hazard in it self if the proper action are not taken for example not having signs on the wet floor, or using the wrong product to clean with.
Health and safety in Health and Social care workplace Table of Contents Introduction: 2 Q1: 2 Q2. 3 Q3: 5 Q4: 6 Q5: 7 Q6: 8 Q7: 8 Conclusion: 10 References: 11 Introduction: HSC workplace is very sensitive place as sick, ill and vulnerable people admit there. HSC workplace must have healthy and safety environment otherwise it will be very much risky for service users. Employers and care professionals must aware of health and safety issues in HSC workplace. This assignment will focus health and safety issues in HSC workplace.
How to wash your hands Washing your hands properly is an easy way to avoid getting and spreading viruses and germs. First, remove all rings, watches, bracelets, or other jewelry on hands and wrists. Jewelry can carry pathogens and should be cleaned with a disinfectant separately, so they will not be damaged. Next, stand close enough to the sink to reach the flow of water without touching the sink with your body because the sink itself should be considered contaminated. By standing too close to the sink it may spread any contamination to your cloths.
What is the purpose of safety procedures and instructions in the workplace? To provide a safe environment for all employees and visitors to a workplace. Assessment Activity 2: Carry out pre start systems and equipment checks in accordance with the work place procedures See attachment Assessment Activity 3: Follow work place procedures for responding to emergency incidents According to the sample procedures 1. What should you do if you have to go through a door you cannot see through? Feel the door to see if it is hot Look for smoke coming under the door Open the door slowly so you can see if there is a fire behind it 2.
When the lungs start to shrible up it makes the smoker not to be able to walk long distances or be in the cold because they cannot breathe properly. The inside of the body begins to look nasty and dark, and it begins to stop making other organs work properly. There are many risks when you are smoking besides problems and diseases. When a woman is pregnant she can harm the baby in many ways. It can cause the baby to have fetal brain damage, premature birth, and even death.