Cu2667 Health and Social Care

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CU2267 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1.1 The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation 1.2 covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure the main premises. Other key pieces of legislation are; Management of health and safety work regulations 1992. Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH). Manual handling regulations 1992 and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1985 (RIDDOR). 1.3 Here are some examples of the subjects that should have health and safety policies and procedures; * Moving and handling of people and objects. * Personal hygiene. * Infection control * Personal safety and lone working. * Fire safety * Food safety and hygiene. * What to do in the event of an emergency. * Risk assessments. * Display screen equipment (DSE) for people working with computers. * Use of chemicals and waste disposal. * Security measures and visitors. * Smoking at work. * 1.4 The main health and safety responsibilities of self are; * Take reasonable care of my health and safety. * Take reasonable care not to put other people, including other employers and members of the public at risk by what I do at work * Co-operate with my employer making sure I have the proper training and I understand and follow my organizations health and safety policies. * Not to interfere of misuse anything that has been provided for my health and safety or welfare. * Report injuries, strains or illnesses that are suffered as a result of doing my job. * Tell my employer if something happens that might affect my ability to work, for example becoming pregnant or sustaining

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