Unit Ref: K/602/3172 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings. 1. Understand the current legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health and social care or children and young people’s settings. 1.1 There is a number of legislation relevant to early years settings that govern Health and Safety. These include: * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of health and safety legislation that outlines the responsibilities of individual employers for maintaining health and safety in the workplace.
Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health. • The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous situations need to be reported. • The Personal Protective Equipment regulations 1992 requires employers to provide the correct protective equipment for employees such as gloves, aprons, goggles etc... • The Health and safety First Aid regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel (first aider) to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. • The Employers Liability Regulations 1969 requires employers to obtain the correct and adequate
My employer displays a copy of this Act on premises. The main purpose of the legislation is to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work, to protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work, to control the use and storage of dangerous substances and to control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: - * The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 which emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. * The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health and updated regulations in 2002. * The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. * The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what needs to be reported.
Understand health and safety in social care settings (Ref 28) Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting: • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002); • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH); • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR); • Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981; • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures Risk Assessment – An assessment of any risks to the worker’s health and safety is undertaken by a trained risk assessor. This allows for risks to be removed, reduced or avoided, and for preventive and protective measures to be identified and put in place. The legislation acknowledges that it would be impossible for an employer to totally safeguard its employees in all work or related situations. Safe equipment and working practices – equipment and working methods are assessed to ensure they are safe for the employee to work with. Safe arrangements – for using, handling, storing and transporting articles and substances.
Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring.
The role of enforcement is divided between HSE and local authorities depending on business sector. Health and safety at work act 1974 Referred to as HASAW or HSW, the act of parliament in the main piece of uk health and safety legislation. It places a duty all employers to ensure reasonable practices of all health, safety and welfare in the work setting. The act also requires:- Adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety. Adequate welfare provisions for staff at work.
Health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings by having an agreed understanding of ways of working within the company how these policies and procedures protect individuals is by reducing crucial risks and has measures in place for hazards. Systems are in place for first aid, fires and emergencies and for reporting accidents, incidents and health issues, 1.3) Compare the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of: * The social care worker * Employer or manager * Others in the social care setting. The main health and safety responsibilities of the social care worker is to understand and agree to the health and safety procedures and to take reasonability for his or her actions within the workplace, To attend training courses when required on health and safety and to report all risks and hazards to the team leaders, heads of care or the manger. The main health and safety
This is an Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting people against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations, and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes. (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37) The COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: Identifying 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. Most
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
Legally: • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Various Laws require employers to meet certain Health and Safety standards. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforce the standards and employers can be prosecuted if they fail to meet them. [pic] Key legislation relating to Health and Safety in a social care setting: Health and Safety at work Act 1974 This 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. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises.