Unit 306 Understanding health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main legislation that covers you at work. Its an umbrella legislation which covers over regulations such as Manual handling operations regulations 1992 amended 2002, Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002, Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 amended 2008, Health and safety first aid regulations 1981, Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. 1.2 Health and safety policies are there to protect you as the worker, the individuals you are looking after and the company you work for. They are there as guidance to help identify risks and control hazards. And to help with reporting accidents and make arrangements for emergencies.
CU2547 1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. Health and safety at work ACT 1974 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 manual handling operations regulations 1992 health and safety regulations 1981 (first aid) Dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 ( RIDDOR) Control of hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) 1.2 describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1. To make the workplace safe. 2.
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.
Understanding Health and Safety in Social Care Settings 1.1. The following legislation relate to health and safety in a social care setting: a) Health and safety at work act 1974 under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace for example by protecting others from risks arising from the activities of people at work and controlling the use and storage of dangerous substances. b) The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 are designed specifically to eliminate or reduce a manual handling risk to an acceptable level. this involves the understanding of how to move and position people and equipment from one place to another and the appropriate equipment to use and ensuring that the environment is safe to do so. c) The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) this involves employers having to identify which hazardous substances are present in the work place and ensure that they are locked away for safety.
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.
HLTWHS300A Contribute to OH&S Process Question 1 What is the overall aim of the New South Wales Work Health and Safety Act 2012? It specially aims to protect people at workplaces from risk to their health or safety and to promote safe and healthy work environments. Question 2 List the PCBU/ Worker responsibilities for maintaining a safe work environment. a) What is the responsibility of the PCBU? To ensure the health and safety of workers, customers and visitors by eliminating or minimising risks at the workplace b) What is the responsibility of the worker?
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
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.
| 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
Occupational safety and health (OSH) also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS) or workplace health and safety (WHS) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. In the United States the term occupational health and safety is referred to as occupational health and occupational and non-occupational safety and includes safety for activities outside work. Occupational safety and health can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons.