During working hours the temperature inside all workplaces should be reasonable and the employer has a general duty to as far as is reasonably practicable safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees. Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 provides the framework for first aid arrangements in the workplace. The regulations require provision of adequate and appropriate first aid equipment and trained personnel so that first aid can be administered. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Regulations cover employees, self-employed people, members of the public and other people who die or suffer injuries or conditions listed in the regulations as a result of work activities. Any occurrence of the injuries or conditions listed in the regulations within the workplace must be reported.
Kelly-Ann Radcliffe Health and Social Care Unit 4222-264: The Principles of infection Prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1:1 Employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This tells workers that they have to do certain things in order to comply with the act and they are: * To take responsibility of there own safety and the safety of others. * To cooperate with your employer regarding health and safety matters. * To not intentionally damage and health and safety equipment provided by your employer. * Attend all training that is provided by your employer.
Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is relevant as it requires that any infection or disease that is work Related be recorded and reported. There are regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that produce standards to guide and inform infection prevention and control practices. The HSE is an independent regulator for work-related health, safety and illness; provide information and advice to reduce risks of accidents occurring in the workplace including the spread of
Workers must be consulted about managing WHS in the workplace. | True | False | c. Everyone in the workplace should have the opportunity to contribute to the development of WHS policies and procedures. | True | False | d. Daily inspections of the physical environment can help to eliminate workplace hazards. | True | False | e. Step three in the process of/risk management is to control risks. | True | False | f. The most effective way to control a risk is to eliminate the hazard.
patients, visitors). The Management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1999 This is the approved code of practice providing guidance to employers on the regulatory specifics to enable them to write and communicate policy in order to comply with the Health and Safety at work act. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) These regulations are set out by the HSE and require that employers must report all incidences of death, major injury, work related injury resulting in more than 7 days off work, work related diseases and dangerous occurrences in order for them to be fully investigated and risk assessed. It is vital that these incidences are accurately recorded should they arise. National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) These guidelines apply to all healthcare workers, local authorities, charities and all other health and social care providers.
It addresses hazardous substances in the work place and identifies the manufacturer or the importer of the substances as the primary source of information (including for distinguishing substances as hazardous substances). It recognises the material safety data sheet and the work place label as important health and safety information sources with the employer assuming responsibility in applying and communicating the (manufacturers or importers) information to employees in the work place. The legislation will therefore provide for more clearly defined rules for work practice, and information and responsibility where 'hazardous
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
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002(COSHH) In the workplace there are many substances hazardous to health and it’s important that carers are aware of these and have training in how to use, store and dispose of poisons/substances. Hazardous substances can come in the form of cleaning products, gas, dust, dirty laundry, used pads and body fluids. Protection can be to use wash hands before and after treating service users, using aprons/gloves, reading instructions on poisons and replacing and storing them away correctly. It is ideal to be aware of what to do in an emergency if an accident was to happen. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) All injuries should be documented in an accident book, however in 1995 it was decided in Parliament that organizations has a stationary obligation to report death, diseases, injuries and dangerous occurrences that take place in work or to do with work.
It is a requirement of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 that employers carry out a risk assessment of the workplace. After recognising any hazards, they must then assess the risks which could arise and identify the necessary steps that should be taken to deal with them. Separate risk assessments are required for pregnant employees. The employer is also required to produce a Safety Statement for the workplace. This is a document that outlines how the company will safeguard the health and safety of employees at work and other people that visit the premises (HSA, 2016).
It is the duty of the employer to provide PPE, equipment, organise training for staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment. Under health and safety law and regulations employers have to provide a safe workplace for all staff and also provide the required PPE and training and information for staff. Informing all staff of infection control policies, procedures and updates will ensure that all staff are being provided with the necessary information to follow safe practices when working whilst adhering to the law. In my workplace we have the infection control policies and procedures, the COSHH file, information posters and updates on any infection outbreaks or risks. Employers must make sure staff attend training and are supervised when working so that infection control guidelines are being adhered to.