P2: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1: Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting. HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT: Health and safety at work act legislation influence in health and social care setting by making sure there are no risks and hazards which can cause the staff any harm. This is done by them making sure individuals in the hospital or nursing home need to be careful with the items they are working with. The hospital or care home have to follow these guidelines and legislation because if they need to make sure the environment around them is safe and free from any danger that may cause harm to other patients.
1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. If you make sure risk assessments are being carried out within the workplace to make sure all equipment and toys are safe for the children in my care .Assessing the workplace and making sure there are no potential hazards like hazard materials being left out or electrical sockets being left uncovered. That food is stored properly to stop cross-infection and the kitchen is always clean. 2.Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care. 2.1Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights.
Unit 306 Understanding health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main legislation that covers you at work. Its an umbrella legislation which covers over regulations such as Manual handling operations regulations 1992 amended 2002, Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002, Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 amended 2008, Health and safety first aid regulations 1981, Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. 1.2 Health and safety policies are there to protect you as the worker, the individuals you are looking after and the company you work for. They are there as guidance to help identify risks and control hazards. And to help with reporting accidents and make arrangements for emergencies.
Gareth Butroid NVQL2HSC Unit 58 Support Individual To Meet Personal Care Needs Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care. (2.3) Facilities and equipment used for personal care should be in good working order, safe and clean. We all have a responsibility under health and safety law to ensure the safety of all the people using the premises, be observant by not putting anyone at risk of danger or harm. Equipment should be checked regularly, and all electrical equipment needs to be tested and confirmed to be safe. Become familiar with correct working of equipment, that way you will recognise when things are not right.
The CQC henceforth published its guidance material, Essential Standards of Quality & Care. The CQC later published the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, which contains definitions of the services and activities that people must be registered to provide, alongside details of standards that have to be observed. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is another body who provide strict rules that are to be followed correctly. According the the Government website (direct.gov.uk), the HSE is: “the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain's workplaces.” There are several further Acts and Regulations that all parties in the Health & Social Care industry are to adhere to, including: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 This covers a range of issues relating to health, safety and welfare across different sectors and industries.
Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care - Unit 4222-306 1.2). Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The Health and Safety at Work etc. 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; To be aware of any potential hazards and risks and how to reduce to liability of any accidents occurring; To be responsible for your own welfare and the welfare of others you are looking after; To wear the correct PPE at all times. To make the workplace safe; * make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly, * Make sure all protective clothing is being used, * To report all injuries, * To take reasonable care of your own health and safety, * To co-operate with your employer.
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. Other regulations also exist to cover work activities that carry specific risks, for example lifting and carrying, computer work and electricity. Every employer in the UK has a duty under this law to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of every person who enters their premises. In general, the employer’s duties include: • Making the workplace safe and without risk to health. • Ensuring plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems of work are set and followed.
How legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings Health and safety at work act 1974 (HASAW) - This act provides general guidance about health and safety. The duty of the employer is to make sure health and safety of their employees and show that they have taken all attainable steps to do this. The employer should also give training and safety equipment, employers should carry out regular checks and improve and put in place a health and safety policy. If employers have more than five staff they have to carry out a risk assessment to find any possible hazards to employees. Information should be displayed around the work place for employees to see, for example, this could be posters.
Domestic and Specialist Sub-Contracting Firms = Sub-Contractors and Self-Employed. Must work closely with the Principal Contractor (Site Manager/Assistant Site Manager) on Health and safety matter in accordance with the main Health and Safety plan and task specific risk assessments and method statements. Client = Public Need to be aware of the potential hazards of construction sites. 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.
Health and Safety Work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of legislation; this act creates rights and obligations on employers and employees. This protection applies to any person who utilises the premises such as, students, parents, visitors and workmen. It is the health and safety executive’s (HSE) responsibility for the enforcement of health and safety law. They have the power to issue improvement and prohibition notices and can bring prosecutions against any person who doesn’t abide by the act. The employer’s duties are to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees.