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.
Everyone on site is responsible for Health and Safety on-site, although the level of responsibility will vary. Employers Designers Planning Supervisors Principal Contractors Subcontractors/Self Employed Subcontractors and self employed contractors must cooperate and work within the guidelines of the Principal Contractor on all health and safety matters. They must also control any health and safety risk on site which forms part of their works. This would be included within their scope of works and risk assessment approved by the Principal Contractor. Employees Public 2.
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.
Unit 19: The principles of infection prevention and control1.1 Explain employees' roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infectionThe employees' roles and responsibilities are to ensure that their own health and hygiene does not pose a risk to service users and other colleagues. To ensure effective hand washing is carried out when working with service users, giving personal care and during the handling and preparation of food. To ensure they use PPE (personal protective equipment) when needed and when appropriate.1.2 Explain employers' responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infectionIt is the employers responsibility to ensure that all employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work, this can be done by; giving staff printed documents including all the information they need regarding health and safety, keeping files within the workplace for easy access to information, giving staff regular training and regularly observing staff to ensure they are following the correct procedures. Keep records in relation to infection control and the measure put in place to prevent the spread of infection. Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
CU2547 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. * Cooperate to help the employer to ensure that the working environment is safe * Be trained/receive instructions on the measures to be put in place * alert their supervisors or employers regarding perceived risks * report any changes in the workplace * be informed of the risks to their safety and health and of the measures necessary to eliminate or reduce these risks 2) understand the use of risk assessments in relation to health and safety * Any tasks that are hazardous for health and safety shouldn’t be done without special training. Hazards associated with equipment * They should be using hoists and slings, waste disposal, cleaning and chemical substances; hazards associated with people * It’s the companies to make assessment risk list for all employees’ especially new ones. 3) Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness * Any accidents that occur at work must be recorded in the accident report book.
(1) Explore the role of communications in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace. Section 26 of the safety health and welfare at work act 2005 deals with communication .Communication is the transmission of information there are two types of communication verbal and non-verbal plus the behaviour that come with these words . Good listening and clear instruction leads to a positive health safety culture. There are many ways to promote good health and safety values in the work place regular meetings where all employees must attend and kept up to date with all changing health and safety legisations which gives the workers the information to keep safe ,appoint a health and safety committee and appoint safety reps. Safety
The Act, when first introduced, provided an integrated system dealing with workplace health and safety and the protection of the public from work activities. By placing duties upon employees, employers, the self-employed, manufacturers, and importers of work equipment and materials, the protection of the law, rights and responsibilities are available and given to all in a workplace. An employer has a general duty to, as far as is reasonably practicable, safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees by ensuring that places and equipment are safe; safe handling, storage, maintenance and transport of articles and substances; provision for employees of information, instruction, training and supervision; a safe working environment and adequate welfare facilities; safe access and a safe system of work. The Health and Safety Poster must be displayed in the setting. COSHH – The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
The policies and procedures are set out in the workplace in order to maintain a safe place for work and to ensure all aspects of care and legal framework are covered. The health and safety policies and procedures are also used in the workplace in order to check that employees are using them appropriately in practice. The health and safety policies and procedures also covers safeguarding, reporting of accidents, fire prevention, security, health and safety, food safety, storing medicines and waste disposal etc. The main health and safety responsibilities of social care worker: My responsibilities are to take all of the health and safety trainings relevant to my work role and cooperate with others on health and safety issues. Wear personal protective clothing and ensure that I know how to use equipment for doing care related tasks.