To take reasonable care and not to put other people at risk. To cooperate with your employer by attending appropriate training and understanding and following your companies policies. Not to miss use or interfere with equipment provided for your health safety and welfare. To report injuries illness or strains you suffer as a result of you job. To tell your employer if something happens that may effect your ability to work.
These set the standards that must be met to ensure the health and safety of all employees and others who may be affected by any work activity. Other regulations also exist to cover work activities that carry specific risks, for example lifting and carrying, computer work and electricity. Every employer in the UK has a duty under this law to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of every person who enters their premises. In general, the employer’s duties include: • Making the workplace safe and without risk to health. • Ensuring plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems of work are set and followed.
Part 4 relates directly to the quality and safety of care. Regulation 9 states that: ‘People experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights’. Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 (amended 2002). Under these regulations, it states that employees have general health and safety duties to: * Follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety * Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety * Co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters * Inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities * Take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk When you are supporting someone with their mobility, for instance moving them using specialist equipment such as hoists and slings, it is important that you adhere to the principles for safely moving someone. The things to consider would be: * Explain what you are about to do to the individual you are supporting * Ensure that you get their consent if they have the capacity to choose * Make sure that a risk assessment has been done for the manoeuvre and you have read it.
To make the workplace safe; * 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. 1.3). Analyse the main the main health and safety responsibilities of: * Self * The employer/manager * Others in the work setting Self Within my own role I need to be fully aware of all health and safety policies within my work environment. From this knowledge I can be responsible for my own health and safety. I avoid wearing watches and loose clothing so it cannot be caught in equipment or be grabbed with clients with challenging behaviour.
By abiding by the laws you won’t face costly legal battles in the future. It also assures you are providing quality goods and services to customers. The aim of health and safety legislation is to provide all workers the same standard of health and safety protection regardless of where they work or what they do. Employers have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. They are legally obliged to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers and other people who could be affected by work carried out by the
The Architects ensure that health and Safety are incorporated into the design of the structure to minimise risk during construction and through maintenance. Engineers and Quantity Surveyors = Employees. Should be best informed of Health and Safety so their work can be carried out efficiently and effectively. Cost must not compromise Health and Safety. Domestic and Specialist Sub-Contracting Firms = Sub-Contractors and Self-Employed.
It is the duty of the employer to provide PPE, equipment, organise training for staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment. Under health and safety law and regulations employers have to provide a safe workplace for all staff and also provide the required PPE and training and information for staff. Informing all staff of infection control policies, procedures and updates will ensure that all staff are being provided with the necessary information to follow safe practices when working whilst adhering to the law. In my workplace we have the infection control policies and procedures, the COSHH file, information posters and updates on any infection outbreaks or risks. Employers must make sure staff attend training and are supervised when working so that infection control guidelines are being adhered to.
The employer’s duties are to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees. This has to be done by carrying out risk assessments, allowing employees the necessary information, instruction and training with regards to health and safety at work, making the workplace a safe working environment with adequate facilities. Employers must have a written health and safety policy, which must be brought to the notice of all employees. Employees, volunteers and service users also have responsibilities within the act; they have a common law duty of care. The act requires them to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other people at work.
Employers' responsibilities The Act places a general duty to 'ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees'. Employers must comply with the Act. They must: provide and maintain safety equipment and safe systems of work ensure materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported provide information, training, instruction and supervision - ensure staff are aware of instructions provided by manufacturers and suppliers of equipment provide a safe place of employment provide a safe working environment provide a written safety policy/risk assessment look after the health and safety of others, for example the public talk to safety representatives An employer is forbidden to charge his or her employees for any measures which he or she is required to provide in the interests of health and safety (for example, personal protective equipment). Employees’ responsibilities Employees have specific responsibilities too - they must: take care of their own health and safety and that of other persons (employees may be liable) co-operate with their employers not interfere with anything provided in the interest of health and safety Enforcement of Health and Safety legislation For your type of business the Local Authority Environmental Health Officer will be your enforcement officer. For