Health and Care Essay

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Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Outcome 1: 1.1: Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health and social care work setting The main legislations relating to health and safety in a social care work setting are: * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 1.2: explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The employer has a duty of care and has to abide by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The employer must have risk assessments in place especially in a care work setting. They must make the work place safe to work in by having a suitable area to work in and all equipment in working order. 1.3: analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of: * Self, reporting any risks, updating your employers about your surroundings and any hazards * The employer or manager, keeping the workplace clean and safe for all, keeping all risk assessments up to date * Others in the work setting, report any hazards that you think is a danger 1.4: identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training Any manual handling such as lifting someone or using equipment such as hoists should not be carried out without any special training as this is against the law. Outcome 2: 2.1: use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety 2.4: Use risk assessment in relation to health and safety Outcome 3: 3.1: Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting There are many different illnesses that may occur in a care setting

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