Health and Safety Presentation

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Health and Safety within a social care setting Key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Health and safety at work act 1974 Safety representatives and safety committees’ regulations 1977 COSHH - Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at work Regulations 1992 RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Food Hygiene Regulations 2005 How health and safety policies and procedures protect people who use social care settings and people who work in social care settings All legislations mentioned above are very important to ensure the health and safety of people who use social care settings. Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how we should maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people who use care settings. For example, Food Hygiene Regulations 2005 explains the responsibilities whilst handling food to avoid contamination and food poisoning which protects the people who use care settings. Another example is from COSHH which explains the responsibilities involving handling hazardous substances such as reducing using hazardous substances which will reduce exposure level as much as possible. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employers must provide manual handling training and maintain any equipment used for manual handling tasks therefore protecting staff as following the correct procedures will eliminate any risks of injury. It also states employers must provide other appropriate training such as food hygiene and first aid, courses will ensure staff members have the knowledge to complete tasks correctly which will eliminate/minimize risks. Another example is from the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations, wearing PPE and
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