A GUIDE TO MOVING AND HANDLING A GUIDE TO MOVING AND HANDLING Moving and Handling is related to the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974). The company as an employer have the responsibility to ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with these work enforcements. Manual Handling Policies apply when human effort is applied to a load of pulling, lifting or purchasing. Other legislation related to Moving and Handling is the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work. The manager will be responsible, ensuring compliance with legislation to provide safety.
Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring.
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.
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
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 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSAW) is the primary piece of legislation, this act creates rights and obligations on employers and employees. This protection applies to any persons using the premises such as, students, parents, visitors and workmen. The act provides a framework for employers to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone concerned. It also requires employees to take reasonable precautions for
Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work , To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work ,To control the use and storage of dangerous substances ,To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 lays down the duties of employers and employees. Under this Act the employer has to protect the health, safety and security of staff, service users and visitors. In order to do this, the employer is required to draw up safety policy and procedures, and to make arrangements for these policy and procedures to be carried out, and then regularly reviewed.
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.
ASSIGNMENT 306 Task A Ai A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting- · Health and Safety at work Act 1974 · Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 · Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 · The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 · Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 · Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 · Communicable diseases and infection control · Working Time Regulations 1998 · Care Standard Act 2000 · Control of exposure to Hazardous to Health 1999 · Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005. · Environmental Protection Act 1990. Aii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings. All of the legislation shown above are a crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes guidance of responsibilities.
Understand health and safety in social care 1.1 - There is a variety of legislation relating to health and safety in social care including The Health and Safety at work act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). 1.2 - Policies and procedures set the guidelines for adequate care within a setting, risk assessments are used to protect you and others around you. They ensure correct equipment is in place and that the equipment meets the needs of the individuals. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those working and living within a social care setting. COSHH is a policy in place within our setting which outlines control measures for hazards to prevent accidents occurring.
Unit 4222-264-The principles of infection prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infections 1.1 explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection As a care worker I have a responsibility to make sure my own actions don’t affect the health and safety of others or I e.g. service users, families and colleagues. The health and safety at work act 1974 states we must take care of our own safety and others, follow employers instructions regarding health and safety, not damage health and safety equipment and materials, attend training and use the health and safety equipment provided. I need to think, prevent and control infection, I should prevent someone getting an HCAI to save them discomfort, anxiety and antibiotics and to save the NHS money by adapting the practice of using standard precautions for all people including high risk people and myself. I do this by disposing of waste correctly, washing hands, cleaning equipment, remaining vigilant and reporting hazards, attending and keeping my infection control training up to date, clean PPE for every person, maintaining personal hygiene,, if someone has an infection I will have to prevent it spreading by being more vigilant and report any changes in their condition and be extra careful to follow all the prevention techniques.