Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

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1.1. Legalisation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting are: • The management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 • Manual Handling operations regulations 1992 • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 1992 • The health and safety at work act 1974 • Reporting of injury, disease And dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) • Food safety act 1990 • Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH) 2002 • Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998 1.2 The main points of Health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are ensuring that all moving and handling is carried out correctly and safely ensuring the right equipment is used on the service user, equipment is not damaged and all equipment is handled, stored and used safely. Being aware of the potential hazards and risk that could occur and how to reduce them happening e.g. Reporting to manager and moving equipment out of the way. Ensuring I wear the correct PPE at all times and remove correctly and dispose of. (apron, gloves). The most important point is to maintain a safe environment and to meet the requirement of health and safety legalisation. 1.3 Self: My main health and safety responsibilities are: • Report and record any health and safety concerns • Follow legalisation and policies and procedures • Use equipment correctly, report if any equipment is damaged or needs to be tested. (e.g. hoists) • To not put myself or others at risk • To attend all training. • Wear the correct PPE at all times Employer/Manager: There main health and safety responsibilities are: • That all staff are correctly trained and provide training to keep up to date • That all staff are aware of their health and safety responsibilities and policies and procedures. • That the correct equipment (hoist, stand aids)

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