Health and Safety Legislation Essay

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M1 1.1 1.2 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. The health and Safety at Work Act 1974 or HASAW or HSW is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. It also states that all staff are to take reasonable care of themselves and others around them and for their safety. There are differences between Acts and regulations being : An act is something which is passed by parliament. An act of parliament is the primary legislation of the UK, the law. A regulation is a rule in writing and sets out the way in which an act will be implemented and enforced. Regulations are ‘bye laws’ which are made by eg. Local councils and are not always applicable to all for example : health and safety regulations are for people in work; speed restrictions are applicable to that particular locality. As a company Xxxxxxxx are committed to ensuring the Health Safety and welfare of all staff members, customers and visitors. Xxxxxxxx’s Health and Safety Policy is written in line with the Health and Safety at work act 1974 legislation. As an employer my responsibility as the Care Manager is to ensure my employees have a save environment to work in, as my employees work in a variety of different clients homes, before any work is carried out I must ensure there is an Environmental Risk assessment carried out, this covers the interior and exterior of a client’s home to ensure my staff are safe whilst carrying out their calls. These Environment risk assessments assess any potential or actual risk to the employee or client. These environment risk assessment provide control measures to minimise any identified risk. The risk assessments are reviewed depending on their final risk rating, High risk are reviewed 3 monthly, medium risk are reviewed
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