CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
(1) understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others,relating to health and safety in th wok setting.
(1.1) identify legislation relating to geneal health and safety in a health or social care work setting.
The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings:
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)
Food Safety Act 1990
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’
(1.2) describe the main points of the health and safety policies and pocedures agreed with the employer.To make the workplace safe,
- To make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly,
- Make sure all protective clothing is being used,
- To report all injuries,
- To take reasonable care of your own health and safety,
- To co-operate with your employer.
‘Health and safety policies and procedures set out what must be done to maintain a safe place of work and meet the requirements
of health and safety legislation. For example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or
blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly so risks to health and safety are minimised.
It is also important that there are measures and risk assessments in place to protect vulnerable groups. Training and supervision
must also be provided to staff for example on the practices to follow for reporting of faulty equipment, including who this must be
reported to, where this must be recorded and how