01/07/2014 Michaela Radford Unit Eight – Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care. Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety. (Section One covered by certificate, RPL) 1.1, Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social-care work setting. 1.2, Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1.3, Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self, the employer or manager, and others in the work setting.
Some of the main points of a health and safety would be the company’s statement of intent, first aid procedures, and accident reporting and risk assessments. 1.3 A) The Social care workers main health and safety responsibilities are having a responsibility to promote safe working practices. To be aware and to comply with the company’s policies and procedures. B) The employers’ main health and safety
Unit 4222-203 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people’s settings (SHC 23) Level: Credit value: UAN: 2 2 R/601/5471 Unit aim This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion which are fundamental to such roles. Learning outcomes There are three learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will: 1. Understand the importance of equality and inclusion 2.
| The COSSH regulation promotes the safety of individuals with in a health and social care setting through abiding to the regulations. By carrying out a risk assessment it helps to ensure people to understand hazards and recognise them quickly so that risks of people become wounded it minimised. This will the protect people from being harmed and injured due to hazards. This act ensures that people are safeguarded from hazardous substances and minimising the risk of people becoming
Part 4 relates directly to the quality and safety of care. Regulation 9 states that: ‘People experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights’. Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 (amended 2002). Under these regulations, it states that employees have general health and safety duties to: * Follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety * Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety * Co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters * Inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities * Take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk When you are supporting someone with their mobility, for instance moving them using specialist equipment such as hoists and slings, it is important that you adhere to the principles for safely moving someone. The things to consider would be: * Explain what you are about to do to the individual you are supporting * Ensure that you get their consent if they have the capacity to choose * Make sure that a risk assessment has been done for the manoeuvre and you have read it.
It is important to identify and implement WHS procedures and instructions to keep aware of Possible hazardous occurrences, and to be on top of workplace WHS. It also accesses the Workplace regularly and keep employees notified. 7. Describe the procedure for identifying and reporting emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons in the
Unit 2- principles of personal development in adult social care settings. 1.1 Identify standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out. The standards which influences the way the work role is carried out are: Codes of Practice, minimum standards, Regulations, national occupational standards. • Regulations are: Health and Safety at work Act 1974 Care Standards Act 2000 Manual Handling operations regulations NHS & Community Care Act Food Safety Act Management of Health and Safety at work. • Codes of Practice are: Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers; General Social Care Council; Standards of conduct; Standards of Conduct Performance & Ethics: Health Professionals Council • National Occupational Standards: Health and Social Care; Children's Care Learning and Development 1.2 Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop own knowledge and skills.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (amended 2008) RIDDOR - sets out what needs to be reported. Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Health and safety policies and procedures are in place to protect those in social care settings. They are to ensure that I adhere and comply to health and safety rules and regulations. Responsibilities Manager/ Employer To provide a safe place to work Prevent risks to health Assess risks and take action to reduce them Provide information, training and supervision as needed Ensure machinery is safe to use Provide adequate first aid facilities Provide PPE (free of charge) Carer/Employee To take reasonable care of my own and others’ health and safety To report to my manager any potential and actual risks and hazards Take part in any training provided To understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures Others To understand and comply with
The policies and procedures lay out clear guidelines for the expected delivery of care and help everyone involved agree to the safe ways of working and have information on how their care will be delivered in ways that promote their safety. Aiii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings by providing clear guidelines for staff so they know how to work safely within the legal requirements. The policies and procedures help to protect the people using the service, including employers and employees. Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: 1.
Unit 504 Develop health and safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's settings. (M1) 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also known as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK. The Health and Safety Executive, and local authorities (with other enforcing authorities) are responsible for enforcing the Act and a raft of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. This is an Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting people against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations, and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.