M1 1.1 1.2 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. The health and Safety at Work Act 1974 or HASAW or HSW is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. It also states that all staff are to take reasonable care of themselves and others around them and for their safety. There are differences between Acts and regulations being : An act is something which is passed by parliament. An act of parliament is the primary legislation of the UK, the law.
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).
Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. Answer – The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of the health and safety legislation in Great Britain. It provides the legal framework to promote and encourage high standards in the workplace. The Act, when first introduced, provided an integrated system dealing with workplace health and safety and the protection of the public from work activities. By placing duties upon employees, employers, the self-employed, manufacturers, designers and importers of work equipment and materials, the protection of the law, rights and responsibilities are available and given to all at work.
The Health and safety executive is the main person responsible for ensuring that the legislations put in to place in the work place is enforced. The legislations in place can differ to individual work places. The Health and safety act 1974 have stated that all work places should have safety policies in place, these should entail expected standards that need to be in the work place. If the care setting was that of a hospital the policies would include manual handling of patients. There are certain rules nursing staff have to follow to ensure patients are manoeuvred correctly.
This means that I have the responsibility of ensuring that all staff are trained to current/required Health and Safety standards and that they are provided with access to all necessary Health & Safety information that is required under the current regulatory framework, with particular emphasis upon how it applies to the Care Sector. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. Health and Safety Law is a vast arena of complex legislation. However, the reality is that UK law follows the risk that is identified.
HSC027 Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1. The main legislation is The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 while some of the important regulations are RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002. 2. As this an Act of Parliament, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it places a lot of responsibilities on both, employer and employees as well as the customers (public). An employer’s responsibilities are based on duty of care of the people in their workplace – that is staff, service users and anyone else who comes to the workplace.
They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public. The employer is also responsible for providing PPE , and training for employees. 2. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 3.2 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The current legislation and regulatory body standards for the prevention and control of infection are: * Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 * Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002: which require a risk management-based approach to infection control in Workplace environments. * The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
HSC037 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Outcome 1 1> The HSE is the UK government body responsible for enforcing health and safety at work legislation. The HSE also plays a major role in producing advice on health and safety issues, and guidance on relevant legislation. The role of enforcement is split between HSE and local authorities depending on the business sector Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees. Among other provisions, the Act also requires: • safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems • maintenance of safe access and egress to the workplace • safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances • adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety • adequate welfare provisions for staff at work.
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