CT308 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care settings Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings Legislation that relates to health and safety in social care settings are generally covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This act is the ‘umbrella’ that has been updated and supplemented by all the regulations and guidelines which extend it, support it or explain it. The regulations most likely to affect my workplace are: Manual Handling Regulations 1992(amended 2002) - sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 2002 (COSHH) - requires employers to control substances that could cause harm. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (amended 2008) RIDDOR - sets out what needs to be reported.
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 1. Understand the current legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health, and social care or children and young people’s settings 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting The basis of British health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other. These duties are qualified in the Act by the principle of ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ In other words, an employer does not have to take measures to avoid or reduce the risk if they are technically impossible or if the time, trouble or cost of the measures would be grossly disproportionate to the risk. What the law requires here is what good management and common sense would lead employers to do anyway that is, to look at what the risks are and take sensible measures to tackle them.
Unit 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The different legislations that relate to health and safety in social care settings include: Health and safety at work act 1974 – This Act covers occupational health and safety in Briton. Local authorities along with the health and safety executive are responsible for enforcing the act. Manual Handling operations regulations 1992 – This regulation is in place to reduce the risk of injury through manual handling tasks. It applies to a wide range of tasks such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. Provisions and use of work equipment regulation 1998 – This regulation covers all the equipment I may use while at work.
1.2 EXPLAIN EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION 1.2 The Health and Safety Legislation require that employers have a duty of care to protect employee for example: * Provide a safe workplace * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities * Provide training to staff * Provide PPE * Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. The employer should have infection prevention control policies and procedures for the staff. The manager will support and advise the Carer in respect of these procedures. 2.1 OUTLINE CURRENT LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY BODY STANDARDS WHICH ARE
For the protection of service user and the carer. It is important that it used correctly to prevent the risk of infection and cross infection. PPE is a barrier between the carer and other surfaces therefore giving protection to both the carer and service user. 4. State current regulation and legislation to PPE Answer There are legal duties and responsibilities of the employer under the health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to supply all PPE that is needed for employees when carrying out their work.
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.
NVQ – ASS1 1.1 | | Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. | The Health and safety at work Act 1974 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 Manual handling operations regulations 1992 Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Provision and use of work equipment 1992 (PUWER) Lifting operation and lifting equipment regulations 1992 Personal protective equipment at work regulations (PPE) 1.2 | | Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. | The main points have been grouped together into
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.
There is an array of health and safety regulation and codes of practice that apply to people at work. There are regulations dealing with specific activities, such as using screens and keyboards (the Display Equipment Regulations 1992) or working with dangerous materials (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 - known as the COSHH Regulations), as well as many others, Personal Protective Equipment at work Regulation 1992.Specific requirements covering the workplace itself are given in the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974, The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. The main principles are in the care setting: • To protect the safety of service users and improve the quality of care they receive. • Take a proportionate approach, based on assessment of the risk of harm, the quality of care and evidence of non-compliance with the
Edexcel BTEC Levels 4 and 5 Higher Nationals specification in Health and Social Care Contents Unit 1: Unit 2: Unit 3: Unit 4: Unit 5: Unit 6: Unit 7: Unit 8: Unit 9: Unit 10: Unit 11: Unit 12: Unit 13: Unit 14: Unit 15: Unit 16: Unit 17: Unit 18: Unit 19: Unit 20: Unit 21: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations 1 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care Research Project Social Policy The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services Safeguarding in Health and Social Care The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care 5 11 15 21 27 33 37 41 45 49 53 59 Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care 65 Psychology for Health and Social Care 71 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care 75 Community Development Work Complementary Therapies Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care Supporting Independent Living Supporting Significant Life Events 79 85 89 95 99 Unit 22: Unit 23: Unit 24: Unit 25: Unit 26: Unit 27: Unit 28: Unit 29: Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care Employability Skills Understanding the Learning Process Influences on Health and Social Care Organisations Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care Managing Quality in Health and Social Care Work-based Experience Health Promotion 103 109 115 119 123 127 131 137 UNIT 1: COMMUNICATING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ORGANISATIONS Unit 1: Unit code: QCF level: Credit value: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations T/601/1560 4 15 • Aim The aim of this unit is to develop