The most common for of this is in a manual for employees. This is a crucial tool as it sets out guidelines on safe working practices of the business and how they should be implemented. It should also inform employees abut what is expected of them. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures are: •To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work•To protect other people from hazards arising from work. •To control the keeping and use of hazardous substances and materials All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.
Legislations and regulations ensure that guidelines are followed to enforce safety and security within an organisation. Legislation is law which has been created by a governing body. Before a piece of legislation becomes law it may be known as a bill, and may be broadly referred to as legislation while it remains under consideration to distinguish it from other business. Policies ensure that everyone must work within the law and meet the minimum care standards set out by the legislation. Finally, procedures are the steps that are needed to be followed to ensure everyone’s safety within 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. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 lays down the duties of employers and employees. Under this Act the employer has to protect the health, safety and security of staff, service users and visitors. In order to do this, the employer is required to draw up safety policy and procedures, and to make arrangements for these policy and procedures to be carried out, and then regularly reviewed.
Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first. Other ways are - It also our duty of care to promote independence, and ensure that all individuals are aware of what their rights are. We should be aware of how to recognize signs of abuse, neglect or unacceptable behaviour and to follow policies and procedures if this happens All individuals should be treated fairly and without prejudice Informing management if there is anything that is stopping us from carrying out our job safely Complying with health and safety regulations Ensuring residents know about the complaints procedure and to report a complaint | 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protectionof individuals | We are responsible in keeping individuals safe from harm, whether it is illness, abuse or harm and injury. We can do this by involving families and other health care professionals in their care plan, getting ideas on ways best to support their family. Following a code of practice and
Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role. 2/ The standards that influence my job role are:- * Code of Practice * Health and safety at work act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999 3/ Ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work is to remain professional at all times, if there were any concerns then report back to manager immediately. Ensure that a client with person centred value needs are met and that they are comfortable and promote independence at all times Outcome 2 Be able to reflect on own work Activities 1/ Reflecting on work activities enables myself to have an understanding of my skills, competencies, knowledge and professional outcome. This will help me learn and identify new constructive or different approaches in future practice. This will also help with problem solving.
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.
For the protection of service user and the carer. It is important that it used correctly to prevent the risk of infection and cross infection. PPE is a barrier between the carer and other surfaces therefore giving protection to both the carer and service user. 4. 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.
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations are all legislations relevant to moving and handling and these must be followed. Aiv. An explanation of why it is important to follow the care plan and communicate with each individual when assisting and moving. It is important to follow the care plan when moving an individual as it will provide information such as
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings SHC24 Understand the implications of duty of care OUTCOME 1 1. Define the term “Duty of care” Health and social care professionals have a “duty of care” to ensure the wellbeing of service users. We all have a “Duty of care” to consider the effects of our actions upon other people who may be affected. In health and social care this basic principle includes following the various rules and legal obligations that surround our work. Your workplace will have a set of policies and procedures, which you must follow.