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. As an employee I also have to follow COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) in my workplace. This means I have to follow the procedures set in place by my employer and attend training. I have to make sure any hazardous substances are kept locked away where unauthorized people cannot get them. I also need to dispose of hazardous substances correctly and not mix substances in case of any hazardous fumes or explosions that may occur.
Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting. The Early Years Foundation framework provides assurance to parents that the early years providers that they choose will keep their children safe. There are also legal requirements that relate to welfare. These include the Childcare Act 2006. There is also a government document called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ that gives instructions on what must be done to ensure that children and young people are
BTEC Apprenticeship Assessment Workbook Level 3 Child Care 1 2. EMPLOYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS This sequence of activities is aimed specifically at those working in the health, social care or young people’s sectors. It is important that all employees have seen and understood the terms and conditions of the role. By working through these activities you will explore your own contract of employment and understand how your role fits into your own setting and the sector as a whole. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING The following activities will help you to generate evidence to show knowledge of your terms and conditions of employment as well as knowing where to seek information and advice should it be necessary.
It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees. The Act also requires: • safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems • maintenance of safe access and exit to the workplace • safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances (coshh) • adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety • adequate welfare provisions for staff at work. Employers must also keep and revise a written record of health and safety policy and consult with employees on such policies. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees.
Working as part of a team, sharing information with other team members, key workers and keeping employers informed of any issues is paramount, keeping accurate records in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Employees must agree to adhere to all rules and regulations set out in Employees Handbook and work in line with current legislation and policies and procedures issued by the company, keeping up to date with any changes. Employees must attend regular supervision and staff meetings, and undertake training deemed necessary by the
We must follow the various standards that in many cases have been set down by the law, such as the Childcare Act 2006 and the Health and Safety Work Act 1974. Most settings ensure that they meet the standards by having various policies and procedures that have to be followed out by all staff. You need to be aware of all the policies and procedures in your work setting and how they link to your job role. 1.3 - National Occupational Standards are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of
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,
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (and amendments 1986, 2001) * Direct and indirect discrimination definitions * Positive action * Genuine occupational qualifications 2. Data Protection Act 1998 * Access to paper and computer held data * Various codes of practice relating to recruitment, personal details, criminal records and sickness absence records 3. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 * The Duty of care to preserve the mental and physical health of all workers Briefly outline why Employment Law exists. Employment law exists to protect the rights of not only employees but employers equally. It outlines the basic guidelines to best practice within any work environment whether it is within the Health and Social Care sector or not.
Having this in place ensure that there are guidelines to my role of what must and must not be done it is important to obey by these to ensure the job is done properly. I must know how different policies and procedures in my setting are used in my work setting to ensure they have an impact on my work role. Following them carefully I can ensure that I am working to the expected legal and regulatory standards. It is the key law affecting the health and safety rights and responsibilities for everybody in my workplace. These standards are set out for certain values and principles to ensure that it will help children to develop thrive and grow.
The health and safety at work act 1974 makes it a legal requirement for employers to ensure that the health and safety and welfare of their employees is maintained and the employees have a duty to take reasonable care of the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others. Also we need to respect the individual and include them in their own care we must also follow our work settings policies and procedures and each individual will have their own care plan (agreed ways of working) which we must adhere to. We also need to make sure that our moving and handling training is up to date as this is also a required legislation and should be renewed on a yearly basis this helps us to make sure that we move and position residents correctly also it allows us to be informed of any new regulations that may be coming into effect and also refreshes us on how to use the equipment correctly i.e hoist, manga, rotunda etc. 2.2 - Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals and any equipment used to do this Before we carry out any activity at work that involves moving and handling we must be trained, to carry out the moves and also to ensure we have sufficient knowledge of our own body to work. Safely