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 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSAW) is the primary piece of legislation, this act creates rights and obligations on employers and employees. This protection applies to any persons using the premises such as, students, parents, visitors and workmen. The act provides a framework for employers to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone concerned. It also requires employees to take reasonable precautions for
Unit 4222-204 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or children's and Young People's Settings (SCH 24) OUTCOME 1: Understand the implications of Duty of Care. Duty of care is an obligation that a person/healthcare worker acts towards others and public with watchfulness, attention and caution in a reasonable and civilized way. Service user needs to know that his welfare, safety and interest are put in the centre of attention of any healthcare organisation. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. Every healthcare worker has a duty to act accordingly not just towards the clients but also their co-workers, other healthcare professionals and themselves.
Health and Safety Work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of legislation; this act creates rights and obligations on employers and employees. This protection applies to any person who utilises the premises such as, students, parents, visitors and workmen. It is the health and safety executive’s (HSE) responsibility for the enforcement of health and safety law. They have the power to issue improvement and prohibition notices and can bring prosecutions against any person who doesn’t abide by the act. The employer’s duties are to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees.
As both employers and employees are jointly responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of anyone using the service from harm. 1.3 A) As a social care worker it is my responsibility to: Understand and follow the company’s health and safety policies Take responsible care of my own health and safety Co-operate with my employer to ensure I am properly trained Inform my manager if health and safety issues affect my ability to work, through ill health, medication etc. Ensure not to put any one at risk, such as, other employees, service users and members of the public Not to misuse or interfere with anything that has been provided for health and safety, for example, hoist and standing aid Report any injuries, strains of illness I suffer as a resort of doing my job Wear the uniform and protective clothing provided and flat enclosed shoes, hair tied up if its long and to wear NO jewellery B) An employer or managers responsibilities are: To make the workplace safe, prevent risks to health and to inform you of any potential hazards such as, chemical substances and give you
Thinking about the duty of care that you owe to people is helpful when you are planning your work. It makes you consider whether what you was planning to do is the best interests of the person you are working with. This is not only about physical risks; you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect. Also by following your organisational policies, and the GSCC codes of practice you are complying with your responsibilities of ‘duty of care’ The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Employer Duty of Care under HASAWA Aii: How does the duty of care affect the work of a Social Worker. As a social care worker , you have a duty of care to the individuals you provide care for or support in your job role.
Unit 8 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 the work setting The 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. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main 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 To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances. Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
As a company Xxxxxxxx are committed to ensuring the Health Safety and welfare of all staff members, customers and visitors. Xxxxxxxx’s Health and Safety Policy is written in line with the Health and Safety at work act 1974 legislation. As an employer my responsibility as the Care Manager is to ensure my employees have a save environment to work in, as my employees work in a variety of different clients homes, before any work is carried out I must ensure there is an Environmental Risk assessment carried out, this covers the interior and exterior of a client’s home to ensure my staff are safe whilst carrying out their calls. These Environment risk assessments assess any potential or actual risk to the employee or client. These environment risk assessment provide control measures to minimise any identified risk.
Unit CT235 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Setting- Question and Answer Session Name of Candidate: ................. |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria 1.1 | | |Question: What does the term “Duty of care” mean | |Understand the implications of duty|Answer: A Duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations | |of care |providing health and care services, must act in the best interest of the people they support. They | | |also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm and exploitation. | |Learning outcomes |Assessment criteria 1.1 | | |Question: Discuss the duty of care with your senior/ manager and identify the main points of the | | |discussion | |Understand the implications of duty|Answer: you must insure that what you’ll do will not cause harm to someone you giving care. If you | |of care |can’t do something then you have to say so. Always give a choice.
2.1 Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals: Whenever a carer moves an individual they should always follow their moving and handling training. The Health and Safety act 1974 makes it a legal requirement for employees to ensure that the Health and Safety of their employee is maintained, the employees have a duty to take reasonable care of the Health and Safety and welfare of themselves and others working with them. When doing any moving and handling the individual’s care plan should be followed at all times and all employees should work to their policies and procedures of the workplace, you should always make sure your moving and handling training is up to date. 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. Risk assessments should be in place, does the individual have any special requirements to do their moving and handling.
Learner Name______________________________________________ Unit – HSC027 Unit | Learning outcome(s) | Assessment criteria | Questions | HSC027 | 1 | 1.1 | Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting | Answer Health and Safety at Work Act 1974-The Act covers a wide range of issues relating to workplace health, safety and welfare across different sectors. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)- to make sure the handling of a service user is done correctly and safely for them and for you and respecting their dignity. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002- Care providers must protect staff and service users from harm by ensuring that potentially dangerous substances are safely stored and that staff that use them are properly trained to do so. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995 | | 1 | 1.2 | Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer | Answer The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements when it comes to things like COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation. The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date