Ensure the top of the keyboard is level with the height of your elbow. Tilt the keyboard back slightly so your wrists lie flat. It is advisable to use a wrist rest so your hands and wrists remain in a relaxed position. 3. Use an easily adjusted chair, display mount and keyboard tray.
Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities. As an employee it is your duty to learn the correct procedures regarding potential hazards in the work place and follow the set out procedures in place, to not only protect yourself from risks but also others around you. If the above regulations are not followed correctly by an employer or an employee it could lead to potential legal action and court intervention. Within my role as a health care assistant in antenatal clinic it is vital that I follow these regulations as I am dealing with patients and their families on a day to day basis. I need to ensure that when they come into the clinic area that it is free from any potential hazards that could cause harm, whether that is a trip hazard or sharps hazard.
- simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists. The Regulations require employers to: - avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable; - assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided; and - reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable. Employees should: - follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety; - make proper use of equipment provided for their safety; - co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters; - inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities; - take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk. 2. What are the specific regulations and safe working practices and procedures that apply to your work activities?
You will also need to organise your work so that you are not doing a repetitive task for a long time. One of the ways to reduce risk of injury is to ensure that your workstation and the business equipment you use, are ergonomically designed. Ergonomics is about creating comfortable and safe working conditions. It is about fitting the job to the worker, rather than the worker to the job. Click Next to read about some of these ergonomic requirements.
Activity 12 A] Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) – This act provides the legal framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of health and safety in the workplace. It protects employees and the public from work activities. As an employee I have a duty to comply with HASAWA to ensure my own health and safety and that of others, to cooperate with one’s employer regarding policies and procedures and y not interfering with anything provided in the interest of health and safety. B] Manual Handling Operations regulations (MHOR) – is the movement or support of any load by physical effort which includes lifting, moving, carrying, pushing, pulling and putting down. As an employee I must be aware of and use safe working practices laid down for one’s safety also: * Making proper use of the equipment provided.
This is to protect not only the staff of the organization, but also the organization itself to safeguard against potential litigation matters. The Workplace Health and Safety Act and other relevant legislation aims to provide a framework for a standard of compliance and enforcement. It is an initiative that advocates for the health, safety, and welfare of workers and persons present in a working environment. Areas where action should be taken must be observed in accordance with the Act, as well as ways to identify and manage risks and hazards associated with workplace operations. Where potential hazards are recognized, appropriate action must be taken to remove, reduce, or isolate the possible risk.
The employee must follow all health and safety policies, follow the instructions provided with any equipment and ensure the cleaning products are used in the correct manner. they must also ensure they wear the protective equipment provided. Lifting operating and lifting equipment regulations (LOLER)1998, this aims to reduce the risk to people's health and safety from lifting equipment used at work, employers have a duty to ensure that equipment is examined and inspected regularly by the appropriate staff to maintain safety, this is recorded and any defects reported. In relation to RIDDOR, an accident is a separate, identifiable, unintended incident, which causes physical injury. This specifically includes acts of non-consensual violence to people at work.
Assessment Activity 1: Follow provided safety procedures and instructions when conducting work. 1. List some examples of safety procedures and instructions you would be expected to use in the work place. • First aid officer • Fire warden and fire safety evacuation procedures • Incident register for employees, • Maintain a safe and healthy work area at all times • Use any safety equipment provided – like safety boots, gloves or hard hats • Follow any instructions when using machines in the office 2. What is the purpose of safety procedures and instructions in the workplace?
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The policies and procedures are set out in the workplace in order to maintain a safe place for work and to ensure all aspects of care and legal framework are covered. The health and safety policies and procedures are also used in the workplace in order to check that employees are using them appropriately in practice. The health and safety policies and procedures also covers safeguarding, reporting of accidents, fire prevention, security, health and safety, food safety, storing medicines and waste disposal etc. The main health and safety responsibilities of social care worker: My responsibilities are to take all of the health and safety trainings relevant to my work role and cooperate with others on health and safety issues. Wear personal protective clothing and ensure that I know how to use equipment for doing care related tasks.