* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
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.
Unit SHC34 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role? A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual. Requiring them to set a standard of reasonable standard whilst in the working environment so that noting you may do could harm others.We can do this by carrying out daily checks and cleaning rotas to ensure that the work place inside and outside is safe and clean before the day starts. 1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals.
Hair must be clean, tied back off the collar with a plain band when in clinical environment and scissors and other sharp or hard objects must not be carried outside breast pockets for safety reasons. 3. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: • Self – keeping store rooms and other areas clean and tidy and making sure patients are using the appropriate walking aids. Keeping up to date with mandatory competencies such as fire safety, first aid and equipments. • The employer or manager – To make sure that employees are up to date with mandatory health and safety training to improve the safety at work for themselves as well as patients.
Information should be displayed around the work place for employees to see, for example, this could be posters. The employees also have legal duty and this is to follow their employers safety procedures, use the safety equipment that is given, report any hazards, and be aware of their own safety and the safety of others. HASAW promotes the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting because employers tell their staff what to rules to follow and they also get training on any safety equipment which makes the service users to be in a safe environment and also that staff won’t cause any harm to themselves or their clients as they know how to use the equipment properly and safely. Control of substances hazardous to health 1994 (COSHH) - These regulations refer to substances that could be hazardous, such as cleaning products. These regulations influence care settings as staff are likely to use cleaning products or store these products that could be dangerous.
* Employees – need to ensure they are aware of any hazards or risks on site work in a safe manner and take into account the safety of those around you. 2. * The main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 are for the employer to ensure the health and safety of their employees, other people in the workplace and members of the public who may be affected by their work. * On a construction site the employer must make sure all employees, subcontractors have the necessary information regarding the project, correct instruction, training and supervision to work safely on the building site. On this particular site the site manager must make the general public aware of all hazards and risks around the public highway outside the site by using warning signs and traffic management.
1.2 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social-care work setting There are a small number of legal acts relating to the general health and safety in social care. The most important one it seems to me is 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, and there should be a copy of this act on the works premises for use of any employee or service user. There is also The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) which ensures safe storage and usage of any substances that could harm other workers or service users. The Manual Handling Regulations of 1992, which sets out methods and requirements to be met when manually handling objects, as well as people.
Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care Assessment. P2/M1 Health and Safety at work: Health and safety Act 1974 is a piece of legislation covering health and safety in Great Britain. It is put in place for all employers to make sure they are safely operating in the working environment, maintaining a high standard to ensure that accidents at work are kept to a minimum. By training the staff on how to be safer and more precious around machinery and other people it impacts on safeguarding for everyone in the environment as it puts people less as risk because hazards are reduce to a minimum. 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.
ASSIGNMENT: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE. The organisation's policy & responsibilities for ensuring a safe & healthy working environment. AC1.1 The main legislation & industry regulations that employers must work within are the Health & safety at Work act 1974, commonly referred to as HASAW, HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA, these are all the same piece of legislation. Any information or guidance needed can be found on the HSE website. There are three primary aims of the HSWA: To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work.