CU2267 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1.1 The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation 1.2 covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure the main premises. Other key pieces of legislation are; Management of health and safety work regulations 1992. Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH). Manual handling regulations 1992 and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1985 (RIDDOR).
MU24 contribute to children and young people’s health and safety Outcome 1- Know the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting 1. Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting There is an act put under place by the law which is the health and safety act 1974. This is put into place to ensure that your workplace is a safe place to work. Every work setting should have health and safety policies. These should be kept safe and be placed were everyone can see them.
IC01: The principles of infection prevention and control The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone working in a health and social care setting. Both employers and employees have particular roles to avoid the spread of infection. 1.1. As a health & social care practitioner it is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and also to be aware of the infection control policies and procedures that are used in the workplace. Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection.
1.1 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 Food Hygiene Regulations 2005 Environmental protection act 1990 1.2 The health and safety at work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace. The main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are minimum handling and lifting. Ensure handling and lifting is carried out correctly and safely. Making sure all materials/equipment that is needed to be used is handled, stored and used safely. You would need to be aware of any potential hazards and risks and know how to reduce the liability of any accidents occurring.
All employees must inform mangement of any training needs they may have in relation/line with the health and safety at work act. All individuals in the workplace must conribute to their own safety at work by risk assessing any task or situation, and always ensuring that everyone around them will remain safe and free from harm or potential risks. Outline your employer’s responsibilities to comply with this act. To ensure all staff are adequately trained to ensure every person has a level of health and safety competence that is appropriate to their role.Ensure risk assessments are completed regularly and any actions that may arise are dealt with accordingly.Be proactive to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees,residents,visitors and contractors is maintained continually.Ensure that all legal responsibilities in regards to reporting and investigating incidents and accidents are complied with a prompt action taken when required to
Health and Safety at Work Act. Everyone has responsibility to ensure that the health and safety of residents and staff are well looked after. The duties of the employer are to have clear health and safety policies in place, ensure the home is safe for staff and residents, provide training, supervisions and information regarding health and safety in the work place. The managers duties are to make sure all
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 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. 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. Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
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
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main Health and safety policies and procedures with my employer are that the employer will carry out risk assessments to make sure there are no health and safety issues in the work place to protect us and to have a duty of care to others, to provide a safe and healthy place to work, to keep temperatures at a safe level to protect staff and residents, to keep equipment safe, make sure the work places are well ventilated, to make sure we have windows that can open and close, and to protect people from falls etc. Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self: My main health and safety responsibilities in work would be to follow the training that I have been given, to co-operate on my manager’s health and safety rules and to take reasonable care of your own and other people’s health and safety. The employer or manager: The employer has a responsibility to follow the regulation which is known as the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’. This is
UNIT HSC 027 4222-208 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 settings 1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work settings Two of the most important pieces of health and safety legislation affecting educational establishments across the UK are the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These set the standards that must be met to ensure the health and safety of all employees and others who may be affected by any work activity.