* The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999. * The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992. * Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992. * Healthcare Standards Act 2006 3.3 Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection The local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection includes * To make the registration requirement for cleanliness and infection control clear to all registered providers so they
Employees Public 2. Define the general legal duties for health, safety and welfare as specified by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 that are applicable to this project. * What are the main requirements of this act in respect of construction projects * Relate these to the project described in the scenario, making any proper assumptions where required. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a range of duties upon employers, the self employed and employees as well as others such as designers, manufacturers or suppliers of articles and substances for use at work. In addition The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there are also additional regulations covering industry sectors as a whole, for example, construction industry.
Riffat Khanum 09/01/14 Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings The Health and Safety at Work act 1974 is the main type of legislation that covers health and safety in social care settings. Under this Act, the workers have responsibilities to ensure safety is there in the workplace. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 covers all manual handling actions, such as lifting, carrying objects or pulling. Other regulations are Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and this cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH).
All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how should we maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings. Let alone, Food hygiene regulation 2005, which explains the responsibilities, involves handling food safely in order to avoid contamination and food poisoning. Environmental protection act 1990 which describes the responsibilities involves handling clinical wastes in order to prevent harm to the environment. Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible.
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation are put in place to protect people in work. Safe practice is important to the promotion of dignity in care. The Health and safety executive, Local authority trading standards and the care quality commission can all bring prosectuions against care providers who breach health and safety standards. The health and safety at work act 1974 covers a wide range of issues relating to the work place health, safety and welfare across different sectiors. Emoloyees have a general obligation under the act to take care of others a cooperate with employers' health and safety requirements.
Legislations Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This is an Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of people at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substance for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service. Employers are responsible for the health and safety of employees, workers from other organisation, and visitors while they are on the premises. Employers must: * Carry out thorough risk assessment before opening for business, and it should be updated regularly * Ensure that there is a health and safety policy written for the setting and appoint someone to be responsible for health and safety * Keep a record of all accidents and incidents * Provide safety equipment, written health and safety information and training * Ensure the workplace is fully insured. Employers’ compulsory liability insurance must be taken out and public liability is strongly recommended in case an incident occurs and the business is found to be a fault. Employees (including yourself when on work experience, even though you are not paid) also have responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The Health and Safety Act 1974: It is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. It is also an Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service. The Riddor Act 1995: The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence (RIDDOR) Regulations 1995 require the reporting of certain incidents to the enforcing authority. a legal duty on, employers, self-employed people, people in control of premises. To report work-related deaths, major injuries or over-three-day injuries, work related diseases, and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents).
Responsibilities relating to Health and Safety in Social Care Setting - Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. There are a number of legal acts relating to the general health and safety in social care. The most important I think would the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, it ensures that the employer and the employee have responsibilities to ensure that a good level of safety is attained in the workplace. There should be a copy of this act on the works premises for use of any employee or service user. This legislation’s primary goals are: To ensure 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 legislation relating to health and safety in social care are as follows The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act.
2.1 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the workplace. All reasonable steps should be taken when carrying out your work duties and all staff should have adequate health and safety training, and measures should be taken to ensure that policies and procedures are in place and adhered to. For example, it is the employers’ responsibility to provide adequate protective equipment and the employee’s responsibility to use it appropriately. The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 Provides information on the legal requirements for the reporting of contagious or infectious diseases, for example, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, HIV and Legionella.
A further applicable statue is the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995. This puts the onus on you to manage all aspects of food safety and to identify how things might go wrong and introduce control measures to prevent that happening. This includes the cleaning regime that you have in place to help maintain hygienic standards and prevent a food safety incident. Under the food and safety act legislation is the responsibility of those operating the food business to ensure that the food produced is safe in terms of biological, chemical and physical hazards. This is a person who has been trained and holds a first aider certificate approved by the health and safety executive for the purposes of the regulations.