CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (1) understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others,relating to health and safety in th wok setting. (1.1) identify legislation relating to geneal health and safety in a health or social care work setting. (1.1) The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Food Safety Act 1990 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ (1.2) describe the main points of the health and safety policies and pocedures agreed with the employer.To make the workplace safe, - To 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. ‘Health and safety policies and procedures set out what must be done to maintain a safe place of work and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation. For example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly so risks to health and safety are minimised.
What having a duty of care means for a Care Giving Organisation. Aiii: Trained to their Organisations Standards. Ensuring employee’s understand CQC and the definition Duty of Care. Legally, employers must abide by relevant health and safety and employment law, as well as the common law duty of care. They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims.
Unit 8: Understanding health and safety in social care settings. Activity 1: Legislation and policies indentify the responsibilities of employer, employee and individual in relation to the legislation and policies below Health and safety at work act 1974 The setting in which you provide care are generally covered by the health and safety at work act 1974. This act has been updated and supplemented by many sets of regulations and guidelines which extent it, support it, or explain it. The regulations most likely to affect your workplace are manual handling 1992, control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (coshh), reporting of injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 (riddor), health and safety first aid regulations 1981, management of health and safety work regulations 1999. There are many regulations, laws and guidelines dealing with health and safety.
Learner Name______________________________________________ Unit – HSC027 Unit | Learning outcome(s) | Assessment criteria | Questions | HSC027 | 1 | 1.1 | Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting | Answer Health and Safety at Work Act 1974-The Act covers a wide range of issues relating to workplace health, safety and welfare across different sectors. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)- to make sure the handling of a service user is done correctly and safely for them and for you and respecting their dignity. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002- Care providers must protect staff and service users from harm by ensuring that potentially dangerous substances are safely stored and that staff that use them are properly trained to do so. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995 | | 1 | 1.2 | Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer | Answer The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements when it comes to things like COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation. The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date
These are in place not only to protect and guide individuals, but also their families, friends, their property, work colleagues, your employer and yourself. Working in care you are accountable for your own work and to take responsibility for maintaining & improving your knowledge skills. Keep accurate and up to date records and protect confidential information. Safeguarding individuals from harm or being treated unfairly. Understand that people have the right to make choices, help them to remain independent, fulfilling their
Presentation On Health And Safety In A Social Care Setting A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting- * · Health and Safety at work Act 1974 * · Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 * · Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 * · The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 * · Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * · Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 * · Communicable diseases and infection control * · Working Time Regulations 1998 * · Care Standard Act 2000 * · Control of exposure to Hazardous to Health 1999 * · Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005. * · Environmental Protection Act 1990. ¬An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings. All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how should we maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings.
This legislation’s primary goals are: To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances Other legislation relating to health and safety in social care are as follows The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) which ensures safe storage and usage of any substances that could harm other workers or service users. The Manual Handling Regulations of 1992, which sets out methods and requirements to be met when manually handling objects, as well as people. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) outlines what is required to be recorded and reported. Food safety act 1990 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 Explain how Health and Safety Procedures protect those in social care settings Health and Safety in social care settings is paramount and procedures should
Induction Day. Health and safety. Key legislations relating to health and safety in a social care setting. * Health and safety at work act 1974 * Management of health and safety at work regulation 1999 * Health and safety (first aid) regulation 1981 including the amendments on 2009 * Manual handling operations regulations 1992 * The electricity at work regulation 1992 * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence regulation 1995(RIDDOR) * Communicable diseases and infection control * Care standard act 2000 * The medicines act 1968 * Working time regulations 1998 * Food safety act 1990 and food hygiene regulations 2005 * Control of exposure to hazardous to health 1999 * Environmental protection act 1990 How do key legislations protect people who live here ? All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety.
The main aim is to make sure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill, equipment and environment will not get damaged. Accidents and ill health can ruin lives, and can also affect business if output is lost, machinery is damaged, insurance costs increase, or if you have to go to court. Therefore, carrying out risk assessments, preparing and implementing a safety statement and keeping both up to date will not in themselves prevent accidents and ill health but they will play a crucial part in reducing their likelihood. Employers, managers and supervisors should all ensure that workplace practices reflect the risk assessments and safety statement. Behaviour, the way in which everyone works, must reflect the safe working practices laid down in these documents.
3. There are number of important pieces of health and safety legislation that affect health and social care settings. Health and Safety at work Act 1974 ensures the health and safety of everyone who may be affected by work activities; Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers and managers to carry out risk assessments to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety; Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare ) Regulations 1992 are for minimising the risk to health and safety associated with working conditions; Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Are for minimising the risk to health and safety associated with moving and handling activities; Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 is for minimising the risks to health and safety associated with cross infection; Reporting injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations ( RIDDOR) 1995 require that certain work- related injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences are reported to HSE or local authority; Control of Substances Hazardous to health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 are for minimising the risk to health and safety from the use of hazardous substances; Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 are to minimise the risks to health and safety associated with the use of equipment; Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 are to minimise the risk to health and safety associated with the electricity; Regulatory Reform ( Fire safety) Order 2005 minimises the risks to health and safety of fire; Health and Safety (First aid ) Regulations 1981 ensure that everyone can receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill in the