This act places overall responsibility for health and safety with the employer but also duties on employees, so everyone in a setting has some responsibility for the health and safety of anyone who is there. The act covers the conditions in which places of work must be kept- Buildings should be well maintained and designed with the safety of the users in mind The general environment should be clean and safe Equipment must be safely used and stored Working practice must promote the health and safety of children All employees should be aware of the written statement of safety policy that is required under the act. The act also provides for the protection of employees: The workplace should be safe and not pose a risk to employees’ health Safe systems of working should be in place Articles and substances should be stored and used safely Adequate welfare facilities should be available Appropriate
IC01: The principles of infection prevention and control The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone working in a health and social care setting. Both employers and employees have particular roles to avoid the spread of infection. 1.1. As a health & social care practitioner it is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and also to be aware of the infection control policies and procedures that are used in the workplace. Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection.
Examples of these include but are not limited to: P.P.E – Is in place to protect the service user and myself from cross contamination M.H.O.R – Moving and handling procedures are in place to prevent injury or harm to carers or service users. Health and safety policies and procedures are in place to ensure that all staff are up to date with current legislation and training and know how to record and report any accidents, incidents and faulty equipment. Outline the responsibilities the Health & Safety at Work act places on the: a.Employer It is the responsibility of the employer under the health and safety regulations to provide: Information, instruction, training, supervision and monitoring of employees Provision and maintenance of equipment and safe systems of work Maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment with necessary
Health and Safety at Work Act. Everyone has responsibility to ensure that the health and safety of residents and staff are well looked after. The duties of the employer are to have clear health and safety policies in place, ensure the home is safe for staff and residents, provide training, supervisions and information regarding health and safety in the work place. The managers duties are to make sure all
CU2267 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1.1 The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation 1.2 covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure the main premises. Other key pieces of legislation are; Management of health and safety work regulations 1992. Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH). Manual handling regulations 1992 and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1985 (RIDDOR).
QCF Level 3 Knowledge Questions 1) The legal framework for Heath Safety & Security is: The Health & Safety at Work Act Manual Handling Regulations (1992) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regualtions (COSHH)(2002) Reporting of Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) (1995) Health & Safety First Aid Regulations (1981) Management of Health & Safety at work Regulations (1999) 2) Employers must: • Provide a safe work place • Provide health & safety training • Undertake risk assessments • Ensure that ther2 is safe access to & from the workplace • Provide information on Health & Safety 3) Employees must. • Take reasonable care for the safety of themselves and others • Not intentionally damage any equipment or materials provided by the employer • Co-operate with the employer with health & safety matters Both employers and employees have a duty of care to themselves, each other and visitors/users of the premises & services. This means that they have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of others 4) COSHH is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002). This includes (but is not limited to) substances such as cleaning materials, disinfectants, bleaches and naturally occurring substances such as blood. They must be stored in a safe & suitable place, clearly labelled.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main Health and safety policies and procedures with my employer are that the employer will carry out risk assessments to make sure there are no health and safety issues in the work place to protect us and to have a duty of care to others, to provide a safe and healthy place to work, to keep temperatures at a safe level to protect staff and residents, to keep equipment safe, make sure the work places are well ventilated, to make sure we have windows that can open and close, and to protect people from falls etc. Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self: My main health and safety responsibilities in work would be to follow the training that I have been given, to co-operate on my manager’s health and safety rules and to take reasonable care of your own and other people’s health and safety. The employer or manager: The employer has a responsibility to follow the regulation which is known as the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’. This is
Unit 8 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 the work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure 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 main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
UNIT HSC 027 4222-208 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 the work settings 1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work settings Two of the most important pieces of health and safety legislation affecting educational establishments across the UK are the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. 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.
Awareness of health and safety in a social care settings A list of the laws relating to general health and safety in the setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act,the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. •The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. •TheControl of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health. •TheManual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people.