Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (amended 2008) RIDDOR - sets out what needs to be reported. Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Health and safety policies and procedures are in place to protect those in social care settings. They are to ensure that I adhere and comply to health and safety rules and regulations. Responsibilities Manager/ Employer To provide a safe place to work Prevent risks to health Assess risks and take action to reduce them Provide information, training and supervision as needed Ensure machinery is safe to use Provide adequate first aid facilities Provide PPE (free of charge) Carer/Employee To take reasonable care of my own and others’ health and safety To report to my manager any potential and actual risks and hazards Take part in any training provided To understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures Others To understand and comply with
In order to do this, the employer is required to draw up safety policy and procedures, and to make arrangements for these policy and procedures to be carried out, and then regularly reviewed. Also, employers have to provide: a safe working environment , safe access to and from the workplace , information on health and safety ,health and safety training , a risk assessment of potential hazards .The employee has a responsibility to: take reasonable care of his or her own health and safety
Unit HSC 027 Outcome 1: Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work place 1.1: Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation in regards to general health and safety in a work setting. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. The employer should have an accessible copy of this Act kept on the premises. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health.
• Making the environment safe for everyone’s use. • Following organizations policy and procedure on health and safety. 2. Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999- This place responsibility on employers to provide adequate trainings for the staff under their employment.. They must also carry out risk assessments, remove or reduce any health and safety hazards identified.
NVQ – ASS1 1.1 | | Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. | The Health and safety at work Act 1974 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 Manual handling operations regulations 1992 Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Provision and use of work equipment 1992 (PUWER) Lifting operation and lifting equipment regulations 1992 Personal protective equipment at work regulations (PPE) 1.2 | | Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. | The main points have been grouped together into
Unit 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The different legislations that relate to health and safety in social care settings include: Health and safety at work act 1974 – This Act covers occupational health and safety in Briton. Local authorities along with the health and safety executive are responsible for enforcing the act. Manual Handling operations regulations 1992 – This regulation is in place to reduce the risk of injury through manual handling tasks. It applies to a wide range of tasks such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. Provisions and use of work equipment regulation 1998 – This regulation covers all the equipment I may use while at work.
Unit 504 Develop health and safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's settings 1. Understand the current legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health, and social care or children and young people’s settings 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting The basis of British health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other. These duties are qualified in the Act by the principle of ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ In other words, an employer does not have to take measures to avoid or reduce the risk if they are technically impossible or if the time, trouble or cost of the measures would be grossly disproportionate to the risk. What the law requires here is what good management and common sense would lead employers to do anyway that is, to look at what the risks are and take sensible measures to tackle them.
Unit 306 – Understand health and safety in social care settings 1. Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings. 1.1) Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Current legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting includes the Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995, Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 (COSHH), Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR), Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Health and Safety at work act 1974, The management of health and safety work regulations 1999, Personal protective equipment (PPI) regulations 1992 and manual handling operations regulations 1992. 1.2) Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings by having an agreed understanding of ways of working within the company how these policies and procedures protect individuals is by reducing crucial risks and has measures in place for hazards.
Unit 504 Develop health and safety and risk management policies procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people's settings. (M1) 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also known as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK. The Health and Safety Executive, and local authorities (with other enforcing authorities) are responsible for enforcing the Act and a raft of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. This is an Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting people 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; to amend the law relating to building regulations, and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.
1.3, Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self, the employer or manager, and others in the work setting. 1.4, Identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training. Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety. (Section Two, Observations). 2.1, Use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety.