NFPA 1500 outlines the minimum requirements for fire department Occupational Safety and Health Programs. The NFPA is not alone in providing regulations concerning safety and health in the fire service. Two federal agencies, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the United States Department of Labor, both gather statistical data and require employers to provide a safe working environment. The NFPA though, is specific to the fire service (Tutterow, 2003). Additionally, NFPA standards are not laws.
1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection. Employers should make the workplace a safe environment that is safe for work but also for all individuals and visitors. Employers must carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities and then are responsible for putting strategies in place for minimizing the risk. Employers must provide PPE and provide training and refresher updates on infection control. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the Prevention and control of infection.
Note: Not all fire departments are financially capable of providing specified training and equipment. In some suburban/rural areas, several departments may need to pool their resources to conduct specialized training and/or increase their level of service. (Fire Rescue ) The next step will involve determing the required skills . “Once the level of service has been determined, then the training officer and fire department leadership must determine the skills required by individual firefighters to be competent in delivering those services. Note: Some skill levels will be determined by company performance, so it’s important to include in the assessment a system to evaluate the individual as part of a team.” (fire
Today I am going to convince you can help to save our environment. I am going to speak to you about: 1.) the important role we play in decreasing and reversing some of the negative effects of global warming, 2.) what we can do around the home to help save our environment and 3.) what we can do outside of the home to help save our environment.
This list is used to score a sites potential risk to human health. If a site ranks high on this list it does not necessarily mean immediate action will be taken. After being placed on the National Priorities list, a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study is conducted in order to; “characterize the sites conditions, determine the nature of the waste, assess risk to human health and the environment, and evaluate the potential performance and cost of the treatment technologies that are being considered” (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2011). Following the completion of the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study is the Record of Decision. This is a public document that defines which cleanup methods will be utilized.
I can promote good practice by leading by example and by ensuring staffs are fully trained in risk assessment and promoting the individuals rights and person centred care planning. By ensuring staff are well trained and fully aware of risk management it ensures individuals are being actively supported and empowered to reach their full potential. I use my own supervisions with my manager to be able to reflect on my own performance and can look at ways in which this can be improved upon through training and development. It is also useful to periodically look at the HSE website to update my general knowledge on specific areas and through my 1 2 1 appraisal I use more in depth reflection processes to give examples of my own practices that demonstrate positive outcomes in the area of Health and Safety. 4.4 Analyse how helping others to understand the balance between risk and rights improves practice.
Describe, explain and evaluate the roles, purpose and responsibilities of two contrasting Uniformed public services. (P1)(M1)(D1) Fire service The main purpose that the fire service to save people lives and give an excellent quality standard of service. The fire services main roles are the following: • Perform their duties in a professional manner • Have good communication skills • Keeping all information confidential • Help colleagues within the services so that quality is continuously improving and is at the highest standard possible as this will also give the public satisfaction within the fire services duties. • Promote equality and fairness • Promote health and safety issues within the home • Give information to local schools Responsibilities • Respond as quickly as possible to emergency calls • Work with other public services(police) • Establish and maintain confidence community • Give fire safety awareness to schools, colleges and communities • Always ensure personal safety • Have good physical and mental capabilities to carry out their duties • Always have good presentation of theirselves • All equipment is in working order • Aware of risks round the station area • Complete all paper work and administration • All records they have must be kept up to date. Mission statement The main purpose that the fire service to save people lives and give an excellent quality standard of service.
The one important element of the Strategic Business Plan for the Delta Fire Department is “How do we get better and what direction are we going?” In order to achieve this element, a comprehensive look at all aspects of the organization and service must be discussed and proposed ways to improve the organization. A SWOT analysis will be conducted to provide valuable input into goal development. A SWOT is an, “analysis of an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to identify a strategic niche that it can exploit.” (Robbins, DeCenzo, Stuart-Kotze & Stewart, 2004, pg. 131) The mandate to preserve life, property and the environment through the provision of fire suppression, fire prevention/education, hazardous materials
1.2) Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our work place in such a way that is protects members of staff and the public from infection. To ensure the safety of the working place employers are expected to carry out risk assessment to access the extent of dangers on certain work activities and put in place key strategies to minimise exposure to danger. Employers should provide the requisite training on safety management to staff and also provide PPE and cleaning materials for free for staff and visitors in the work place environment. [019.2] Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 2.1) Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection Most of the legal regulation concerning infection prevention and control comes under the Health and Safety Act 1974, also there is the
Ensure A Safe Workplace The hazard identification process is designed to identify all the possible situations where people may possibly be exposed to injury, illness and disease arising from all sources including the above. Prior to the introduction of any plant, substances, processes or work practices in the workplace, it is essential for the hazard identification process to be carried out to identify whether there is any potential for injury, illness or disease associated with such introduction. This essay will analysis a case study in ABC Chemical about the hazard identification process. Legislation The Occupational Health and Safety (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1999 require employers to ensure that: * an assessment is made to determine whether there is any risk (likelihood of injury, illness or disease) associated with the use of a hazardous substance at the workplace; and * any risk is eliminated, or if that is not practicable, reduced so far as is practicable. The Occupational Health and Safety (Noise) Regulations 2004 require employers to ensure that: * any risk to employees from exposure to noise is identified; and * employees' exposure to noise is controlled so as to minimise risk to health and safety.