Hsc 037 Essay

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F/601/8138 Q: IDENTIFY LEGISLATION RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN A HEALTH OR SOCIAL WORK SETTING. ANS: Legislations relating to health and safety in a health or social work setting are: 1. The health and safety at work Act 1974- under this statue care practitioners share responsibility for health and safety in care settings with care organisation that employs them. The role of the employer to the employee are : • Providing a safe and secure work environment for the employee. • Providing safe equipment for employee’s use. • Information and training about health, safety and security. The role of the employee to an employer: • Using rightly the equipment provided by the employer. • Attending all trainings recommended by the employer. • 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. 3. The manual handling Operations regulations 1992(amended 2002)- this regulation covers all manual activities like lifting, hoisting, pushing, carrying objects or people. 4. Health and safety(first aid) regulations. 1981-this act covers requirement for the provision of first aid in the work place. 5. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995- These regulation require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events. 6. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations(COSHH)- these act requires to assess the risk from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions to
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