In addition The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there are also additional regulations covering industry sectors as a whole, for example, construction industry. The general duties, which must be followed by all, are outlined below: Employers: * Ensure health, safety and welfare of all their employees. * Produce a written policy statement explaining how the employers intend to impose the safe work environment. * Consult with union representatives if necessary/required. * Ensure
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Assignment A0 In this assignment I will be documenting my knowledge and understanding in safety, security and legislation. Health and safety at work act 1974 – this act was put into place to aid the protection of employers, employees and others (i.e. patients) in the work place, by securing a safe, healthy environment and being aware of the welfare of people in the working environment. As an employer it is your duty to ensure where it is reasonably practical that certain regulations are adhered to such as providing up to date training, information and supervision for all employees. Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities.
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.
This assignment will focus health and safety issues in HSC workplace. Q1: Health and social care settings must ensure health and safety for their service users and employees. Employees are the key movers of an organization and if they are not in good condition, the operation of the organization will be worst. This is so true for health and social care settings. If employees are safe and healthy they can provide good service to service users.
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974: The purpose of this act is to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of health and safety at work. It protects all working people – whether employers, employees, or self-employed. COSHH: COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. This 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. Care Standards Act 2000: The job of regulating the independent health and care sector by health authorities and local authorities has now been taken over by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) who became responsible for the registration and inspection of all care homes and private healthcare facilities in England.
As well as these specific legislations there are also a number of legislations and regulations that are just as important, Management of health and Safety at work regulations 1999 makes sure that employers carry out risk assessments and appoint a competent person to assist the employer in Health and Safety, and to establish procedures and provide training and information to employees. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 to ensure that you provide adequate and
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Outcome 1: Understanding own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting: The legislation relating to the general health and safety in a health and social care work setting are, as I understand them, there to protect those affected by work activities and those people who are at work in that environment by setting out a formal course of action that must be followed by everyone. The legislations relevant to my work setting are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which states how employers and employees must conform to responsibilities and duties in order to keep the workplace safe; The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which covers health and safety in the workplace including sufficient training and risk assessment; Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (or RIDDOR), which covers the methods employed for reporting accidents and incidents in the workplace; The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (or COSHH), which seeks to keep persons protected from hazardous substances; Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which covers how to avoid injury when transporting any load; The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (or LOLER), which relates to the equipment required for transporting heavy loads without injury; The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 2002, which covers the safe use of equipment, including regular maintenance and employee training; and The Regulatory Reform Order 2005, which covers how every workplace must be protected from fire. My understanding of a procedure is the way in which a task must be carried out in the workplace. Policies are there to ensure that no-one is harmed while the work is being carried out by
Unit 2: Promote Professional Development Unit Code: SHC 52 Assessment Criteria: 1.1: The meaning of professional practice is to be able to work and act in a manner that follows company policies and procedures. A quality employee is able to accept and utilize the knowledge gained during their time of employment and put this into practice. Working within the health & social care setting means that policies and work acts can change time and again which should reflect organisations and how they should compile their company procedures. An employee should be following company procedures and ensure that they are aware of any changes to policies. Should an employee not gain knowledge of any new information on practices, they are liable for any future errors, which could lead to a potential safeguarding issue bought upon them.
UNIT 504 Health and Safety As the owner and current registered manager, I am a self- employed employer. It is therefore my responsibility to ensure the health and safety at Elgincare. Health and safety laws are there to protect the business, the employees and the public from workplace dangers The role of Registered Manager requires a working understanding of the essential standards of Health & Safety legislation and the ability to translate this successfully into compliant best practise. The nature of the care service provision means that it is critical that all hazards which produce risks to health and safety are identified, assessed and controlled. This means that I have the responsibility of ensuring that all staff are trained to current/required Health and Safety standards and that they are provided with access to all necessary Health & Safety information that is required under the current regulatory framework, with particular emphasis upon how it applies to the Care Sector.