Health and Social Care Level 2

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Health and Social Care Level 2 Unit: Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings. List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. The following legislation documents; acts; policies and procedures are relevant in a social care setting; Manual handling operations regulations 1992. Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. Health and safety at work act 1974. (RIDDOR) Reporting of injuries, Diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995. (COSHH) Control of substances hazardous to health 2002. (including subsequent amendments) All relevant up-to-date legislation from the health and safety executive (HSE). 1.2Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures is to follow them by agreed ways of working between employees and employers as well as other outside person(s).Ensuring approved codes of practice within the health and social care setting, in which relate to health and safety. These include recording and reporting procedures; such as how we deal with accidents and / or injuries, as well as emergency and / or first aid situations, for example the administering of first aid only if trained to do so. Other policies and procedures include, general working conditions and the environment we work in, to report and record any “unsafe” conditions, including the use of any equipment that maybe used, adhering to regulations in regards to use of such equipment, whether it be electrical / mechanical, such equipment that may be used when moving and handling, which in turn have own set of guidelines, policies and procedures to adhere to. There are also many other policies and procedure that must be adhered to, own personal safety as well as their
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