LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO INFECTION CONTROL Health and safety at work act (1974) This is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK, and is enforced by the health and safety executive (HSE). It states that the employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment and must carry out full risk assessments in order to achieve this. Employees must also be adequately trained to deal with these risks. In addition, under this act employers also have a duty to protect the welfare of others who may be affected (e.g. patients, visitors).
Awareness of health and safety in social care . Legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. - Health and Safety at work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. - Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 – Emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - we must take safety and load into consideration These legislations are in place to make sure it is a legal requirement for employers to make sure the health, safety and welfare of their employees is maintained and for employees to have a duty of care for themselves and others. Person centred planning (PCP) - client participation and people centred working practices as outlined in care standards Care plans - ensures uniformity for client Minimises risk Risk assessments - minimises any risks that may arise. Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals and any equipment used to do this | If you look after someone with an illness or a disability, you may need to help them move around. It's essential that you know about safe moving and handling so you don't hurt yourself or them. For example, you may find that you need to help an ill or disabled person to: get in or out of bed turn over in bed sit up in bed
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.
Learner Name______________________________________________ Unit – HSC037 Unit | Learning outcome(s) | Assessment criteria | Questions | HSC037 PWSC37 | 1 1 | 1.1 1.1 | Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting’ | Answer Health and safety Act 1974 Management of health and safety at work Regs 1999 Manual Handling Operations Regs 2004 Food Safety Act 1990 Control of substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR) Environment Protection Act Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) | HSC037 PWSC37 | 1 1 | 1.2 1.2 | Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures that you have agreed with your employer and identify how they protect those in social care settings | Answer The safety procedures we have are for the environment that we work and the customer’s home. We have a loan working policy that safeguards staff, we have to phone the admin to give the full address and postcode and an estimated time of finish, if we change location with the customer we again have to call in. If we have not phoned in after 5 minutes the admin staff will call us to see if we are safe. Included in this policy is an emergency procedure where we have an emergency mobile to call and state a red file. Also included in the service agreement is a policy stating that staff will not tolerate any form of abuse.
Daniel Blaney Unit 504 – Develop Health and Safety risk management policies procedures and practices in health and social care settings. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care 1.1: Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. At Parr Care Home, we provide a homely environment in a care setting staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In our setting we work within a number of laws and legislations such as; Care Standards Act, Disability Act 1989, Leaving Care Act 2000, Health and Safety 1974, Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 etc.. The legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting.
CU2547 1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. Health and safety at work ACT 1974 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 manual handling operations regulations 1992 health and safety regulations 1981 (first aid) Dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 ( RIDDOR) Control of hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) 1.2 describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1. To make the workplace safe. 2.
UNIT 306 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings 1.1 · Health and Safety at Work Act · Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) · The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1992 · Personal Protective equipment regulations · The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 · Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 1.2 · Ensuring there is safe equipment · Managing risks · Ensuring there is adequate welfare facilities · Providing information, instruction, training and supervision · How health and safety is communicated in the workplace · The arrangements for first aid, fire and emergencies · The arrangements for reporting accidents or other health problems 1.3 · To participate in health and safety training · To report any potential and actual hazards and risks to the employer · Be responsible for their own and others health and safety · To understand and follow all health and safety procedures and policies The employer or manager · Provide training, information, instruction and supervision · Provide safety signs · Provide appropriate PPE for staff · Provide a safe place to work · Carry out risk assessments · Provide adequate first aid and welfare facilities Individuals · Take reasonable care for own and others health and safety · Understand and follow health and safety instructions and procedures · Work with the carer to use equipment safely 1.4 · Administering Medication · Assisting and moving · Using equipment · Food handling and preparation · Emergency procedures · First Aid · Certain medical procedures 1.5 · You could access additional support and and information relating to health and safety by speaking to your manager or supervisor, a dedicated person responsible for health and safety, the environmental health
State current regulation and legislation to PPE Answer There are legal duties and responsibilities of the employer under the health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to supply all PPE that is needed for employees when carrying out their work. There are specific regulations which address PPE they are: The person protective equipment at work regulation 2002 The management of health and safety at work act 1999 Control of substances hazardous to health regulation 2002 (COSHH) 5, Describe employee’s responsibilities regarding the use of PPE Answer It is the responsibility of the employee to attend all training for prevention and control of infection,
A GUIDE TO MOVING AND HANDLING A GUIDE TO MOVING AND HANDLING Moving and Handling is related to the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974). The company as an employer have the responsibility to ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with these work enforcements. Manual Handling Policies apply when human effort is applied to a load of pulling, lifting or purchasing. Other legislation related to Moving and Handling is the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work. The manager will be responsible, ensuring compliance with legislation to provide safety.