Unit HSC 027 Outcome 1: Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work place 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 is the primary piece of legislation in regards to general health and safety in a work setting. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. The employer should have an accessible copy of this Act kept on the premises. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health.
Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care Assessment. P2/M1 Health and Safety at work: Health and safety Act 1974 is a piece of legislation covering health and safety in Great Britain. It is put in place for all employers to make sure they are safely operating in the working environment, maintaining a high standard to ensure that accidents at work are kept to a minimum. By training the staff on how to be safer and more precious around machinery and other people it impacts on safeguarding for everyone in the environment as it puts people less as risk because hazards are reduce to a minimum. Some of the training involved for employers trying to improve health and safety would be risk assessments, setting up emergency procedures and making arrangements for implementing the health and social measures identifies as necessary.
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
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.
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 8: 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 1.1Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. It is relevant, up-to-date legislation from the Health and Safety Commission and Executive (HSC/E), including local, national and European requirements for health and safety in a health and social care work setting - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises.
Health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings by having an agreed understanding of ways of working within the company how these policies and procedures protect individuals is by reducing crucial risks and has measures in place for hazards. Systems are in place for first aid, fires and emergencies and for reporting accidents, incidents and health issues, 1.3) Compare the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of: * The social care worker * Employer or manager * Others in the social care setting. The main health and safety responsibilities of the social care worker is to understand and agree to the health and safety procedures and to take reasonability for his or her actions within the workplace, To attend training courses when required on health and safety and to report all risks and hazards to the team leaders, heads of care or the manger. The main health and safety
Unit 15 Understand Health and Safety in social care settings. 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting The setting is usually covered by The Health and safety at work act 1974.This umbrella covers most of the following regulations Manual handing and moving operations 1992/2002 COSH control of substances hazardous to health 2002 RIDDOR Reporting of diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 2008 Health and safety first aid regulations 1981 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 1.2 How health and safety policies and procedures protect those in a social care setting These include agreed ways of working as well as formal policies and procedures in our work place. They are set out so they protect the significant risks and deal with the control measures of every health and safety issues. They should give us information on reporting accidents or health problems; they should always state arrangements for first aid, fire and emergencies. Also everyone should be up to date with all their health and safety training, everyone should read your policies and procedures which is a legal frame work.
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
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