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).
This covers safeguarding, suitable people, suitable premises/equipment, organisation and documentation. Ofsted will come to the setting to check that the setting are following this framework correctly. There is also health and safety legislation in place that sets out legal requirements to keep all adults and children safe. These are: Health and safety at work act 1974 All employment settings have responsibility as laid down in the health and safety at work act 1974 for Great Britain. This act places overall responsibility for health and safety with the employer but also duties on employees, so everyone in a setting has some responsibility for the health and safety of anyone who is there.
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.
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.
Food Safety Act 1990 5. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 6. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 7. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) 8. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main Health and safety policies and procedures with my employer are that the employer will carry out risk assessments to make sure there are no health and safety issues in the work place to protect us and to have a duty of care to others, to provide a safe and healthy place to work, to keep temperatures at a safe level to protect staff and residents, to keep equipment safe, make sure the work places are well ventilated, to make sure we have windows that can open and close, and to protect people from falls etc.
Unit 201 Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people’s settings Outcome 1 Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work 1.1 • Minimum wage (National Minimum Wage Act 1998) • Discrimination (The Equality Act 2008) • Hours worked (Working Time Directive 2003) • Breaks (Working Time Directive 2003) • Health and Safety (Health and Safety at Work 1974) • Training • Holiday entitlement (The Employment Act 2008) • Data protection (Data Protection Act 1998) • Sickness and sick pay (The Employment Act 2008) • Safeguarding (Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006) • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002) • Manual handling (Health and Safety at Work 1974) • Accidents (Health and Safety at Work 1974) • Food hygiene and safety (Health and Safety at Work 1974) 1.2 • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, This Act places a general duty to 'ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees'. This includes manual handling, COSHH, food safety act and health and safety regulations. • Employment Act 2008, This covers disciplinary and grievance procedures, unfair dismissal, offers protection to employers and employees and enforced changes to the national minimum wage. • Equality Act 2010, This act which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. This includes age, race, gender, sexual discrimination, religious beliefs, disability and pregnancy.
Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Task A Ai: Line manager HR Department ACAS Citizen Advise Bureau Aii: a) Equality Act Occupational Health and Safety Act Discrimination Act b) Whistleblowing legislation Sexual discrimination Human Rights Act Aiii: To protect Service User, Employee and Employer and even Service Users families. It is to regulate the contractual relationship between two parties of unequal bargaining power, the employer and the employee. To protect the rights of employers and employees by providing rules and regulations that must be followed. Task B Your work role Bi: My employment is conditional to a clear CRB carried out by my employer. Bii: Name, Employer, Employee number, Tax period, Date paid, Pay method, Tax code, Tax reference, NI contribution letter, NI number, Grade, Spinal point, Pay and Allowances, Deductions, Balance and Totals to date Biii: Change of Name Change of Address Biv: I go to office and explain my grievance.
Unit 306 Understanding health and safety in social care settings. Outcome 1 1.1 Legislations relating to health and safety in a care setting: Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 (as amended 2008) Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1987 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 1.2 There are many regulations, laws and guidelines that deal with health and safety. The law places responsibilities on both the employers and the employees. The policies and procedures are written statements of health and safety, in which employers and employees must follow. As both employers and employees are jointly responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of anyone using the service from harm.
The Health & safety at Work Act 1974, states that : Employer Duty of Care under the Health & safety at Work Act (Employer’s duty of care) Licensed to kevin hewitt of , , , . Email address used to purchase this eBook is: 1 firstname.lastname@example.org As far as reasonably practicable, the employer has a duty to: • • • Provide a safe place of work including safe access & egress Provide & maintain equipment that is safe & not a risk to health Provide all necessary information, instruction, training & supervision Employee Duty of Care under HASAWA (Your responsibilities under duty of care) It is the duty of care of all employees to: • Take reasonable care of their own health & safety & that of others who may be affected by their activities • Co-operate with their employers, so far as necessary, to enable that employer to comply
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other. Under the Act, employer’s duties include: • Protect health, safety and welfare of employees; • Provide and maintain safe systems of work; • Ensure safety in the use, handling, storage and transportation of articles and substances; • Provide information, supervision and training; • Provide safe places/environment for work, with safe access and egress; • Provide adequate welfare facilities and arrangements; • If five or more people are employed at any one time for a single undertaking - produce written health and safety policy; • Protect people not in their employment that may be affected by their operations; • Consult safety representatives and establish a safety committee when requested by two or more safety representatives; • Provide free of charge items required by statutory provisions. Employees’ duties