HSC 037 Promote and implement health and safety in health and Social care Health and safety basically means assessing your workplace and reducing the risks. As an employee I have to abide by the health and safety at work act 1974. This means I need to attend any mandatory training I have been put on, go to supervisions, adhere to policies and procedures, use correct equipment, do not misuse faulty equipment, report any risks that I have seen and co-operate with my employer. This is all to ensure the safety of myself and others. 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.
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.
3) Engineering and isolating controls - The provision or mechanical aides, barriers, machine guarding, ventilation or insulation to isolate a hazard from workers. For example: Using antiglare screens on computers. 4) Establishing policies, procedures and work practices - Designed to reduce a workers exposure to a risk can also include the provision of specific training & supervision. For example: Increasing job variety and introducing job rotation. 5) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - PPE must be provided and maintained by the employer and the employer must also provide training for workers required to use it.
You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: finding out what the health hazards are; deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); providing control measures to reduce harm to health; making sure they are used ; keeping all control measures in good working order; providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; planning for emergencies. Report of injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences 1995 (RIDDOR): puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses). Health and safety First Aid Regulations 1981: came into force on 12 September 1981 and require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel so that first aid can be given to their employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The aim of first aid is to preserve life and to
Before implementing risk controls, you need to assess the potential effectiveness and possible consequences. You should then suggest a realistic and acceptable time frame for implementation of controls and ensure that deadlines are complied with. Employees should also be consulted as they might have good ideas of what can be done to reduce the likelihood of injury or damage. Also when controls are to be implemented, organizations should communicate proposed plans to affected employees via a form of specific training, staff notices or the revision and a public workplace statement of revised standard operating procedures. It is important to identify and implement WHS procedures and instructions to keep aware of Possible hazardous occurrences, and to be on top of workplace WHS.
When defining responsibilities, what must be included? Health and safety legislation and standards that are relevant to the workplace responsibilities should be specific eg identifying and controlling hazards and risks minimising risks that could lead to injury, loss or damage Key performance indicators, early
BSBOHS201A Assessment tool 2(AT2) What can you, personally, do to contribute to workplace safety, security and health? Be alert, to possible dangers within the workplace. Take notice of what is happening in your workplace. Report any hazards to OHS personnel. Work in a safe manner.
It is necessary to react in an appropriate manner to poor performance. As soon as poor performance is identified action should be taken to rectify it. Action should be taken in such a way it does not embarrass, harass, belittle or treat the staff member unfairly. As a follow up you may need to; Inform the employee and relevant staff of the problem Conduct and informal feedback session Conduct a formal feedback session Document the problem Assisting poor performers to improve and to confirm excellence Customer service area staff should be retrained so that they implement the company’s Customer Service Policy and Customer Complaints
Inhalation 7.What is/are appropriate action(s) to take when responding to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident? (1 point) D. All of the above 8.The indicators of a secondary device are similar to those of an initial blast, though the initial explosion is the first warning sign. Personnel should always anticipate a secondary device when responding to an explosive incident. Indicators of possible criminal or terrorist activity involving secondary devices could include which of the following? (1 point) E. All of the above.