By abiding by the laws you won’t face costly legal battles in the future. It also assures you are providing quality goods and services to customers. The aim of health and safety legislation is to provide all workers the same standard of health and safety protection regardless of where they work or what they do. Employers have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. They are legally obliged to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers and other people who could be affected by work carried out by the
To ensure the health and safety of workers, customers and visitors by eliminating or minimising risks at the workplace b) What is the responsibility of the worker? A worker must take the reasonable care for their own safety and ensure that they do not adversely affect the health and safety of others. A worker must comply
Kelly-Ann Radcliffe Health and Social Care Unit 4222-264: The Principles of infection Prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1:1 Employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This tells workers that they have to do certain things in order to comply with the act and they are: * To take responsibility of there own safety and the safety of others. * To cooperate with your employer regarding health and safety matters. * To not intentionally damage and health and safety equipment provided by your employer. * Attend all training that is provided by your employer.
It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees. The Act also requires: • safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems • maintenance of safe access and exit to the workplace • safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances (coshh) • adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety • adequate welfare provisions for staff at work. Employers must also keep and revise a written record of health and safety policy and consult with employees on such policies. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees.
Some of the training involved for employers trying to improve health and safety would be risk assessments, setting up emergency procedures and making arrangements for implementing the health and social measures identifies as necessary. (Health and safety regulations, 2014) The legislation requires good management and employers to have a common sense when it comes to the understanding how hazards in the working environment can have
Health and safety policies and procedures ensure the safety and welfare of all employees in any work activity by protecting against risk to health. Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: a) Social care worker Although the act emphasizes the responsibility of the employer on health and safety care workers must also have an awareness and understanding of their health and safety responsibilities: Take reasonable care of your own health and safety Wear appropriate clothing (loose clothing can get trapped in machinery Do not put other people at risk (by cutting corners) Cooperate with your employer following company’s health and safety procedures and attending training sessions provided. Use properly all equipment that has been provided for your safety and welfare. (PPE, training before using any
CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
(COSHH) * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. Whilst the company has a key responsibility in managing Health and Safety in the workplace, we all as employees have a part to play. We are all responsible for acting in a safe manner whilst at work. By understanding our responsibilities and following our safety rules, we will be helping to comply with Mears legal duties and contributing to the safe running of our workplace. My responsibilities as set out by Mears are.