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. The Act also requires: • safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems • maintenance of safe access and exit to the workplace • safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances (coshh) • adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety • adequate welfare provisions for staff at work. Employers must also keep and revise a written record of health and safety policy and consult with employees on such policies. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees.
It is the employer`s responsibility to provide appropriate training in relation to infection control and the health and safety awareness aspects of the work. Employers also have to keep staff informed or give reminders by posting information on notice boards, keeping an information file such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). They have to make sure there is sufficient stock of PPE`s and cleaning materials for staff. Employers have to provide supervision and by keeping
During working hours the temperature inside all workplaces should be reasonable and the employer has a general duty to as far as is reasonably practicable safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees. Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 provides the framework for first aid arrangements in the workplace. The regulations require provision of adequate and appropriate first aid equipment and trained personnel so that first aid can be administered. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Regulations cover employees, self-employed people, members of the public and other people who die or suffer injuries or conditions listed in the regulations as a result of work activities. Any occurrence of the injuries or conditions listed in the regulations within the workplace must be reported.
1.1 Employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. As a health care worker it is your duty to take care of your health and safety and others that may be affected by your actions when working in the field such as the people you are supporting, their families and friends and your work colleagues. It is important to follow the legislations which is set for the purpose of preventing and controlling infection in working settings such as The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It requires workers to: 1. take reasonable care for their safety and that of others 2. Cooperate with the employer in respect of health and safety issues.
Kelly-Ann Radcliffe Health and Social Care Unit 4222-264: The Principles of infection Prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1:1 Employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This tells workers that they have to do certain things in order to comply with the act and they are: * To take responsibility of there own safety and the safety of others. * To cooperate with your employer regarding health and safety matters. * To not intentionally damage and health and safety equipment provided by your employer. * Attend all training that is provided by your employer.
There are also many employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * Making sure that employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of working in that environment. Employers must make sure that their staff attend all relevant and correct training made available and work to the CQC standards or quality and safety. * They need to keep records in relation to infection control relevant and updated etc. * And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time.
Health and Safety 40222A Task 1 Roles and Responsibilities 1. * The Principle Contractor is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring construction phase from pre-start to finish of project. * Assistant Site Manager will oversee the H&S of site by identifying any specific hazards and outline ways to minimise risk * Architects/Engineers are to eliminate hazards and reduce risk during design and provide information on risks and information needed on the H&S file. * CDM Coordinators – Work with the principle contractor/client to put together H&S plan, notify HSE of the project, liaise with design teams, prepare H&S file, as well as regular site visits to carry out safety inspections and reporting
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.
The manager will be responsible, ensuring compliance with legislation to provide safety. Moving and Handling is related to the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974). The company as an employer have the responsibility to ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with these work enforcements. Manual Handling Policies apply when human effort is applied to a load of pulling, lifting or purchasing. Other legislation related to Moving and Handling is the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety
• 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.