Hsc 037 Health and Saftey

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Health and safety regulations Management of health and safety t work regulations 1999 This places a responsibility on employers to train staff in relation to health and safety legislation, fire prevention, and moving and handling issues. Employers must also carry out risk assessments, remove or reduce any health and safety hazards that are identified, and write safe working procedures based on their risk assessments. The manual handling operations regulations 1992 (amended 2002) These regulations cover all manual handling activities, such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying objects or people. A large proportion of workplace injuries are due to poor manual handling skills. Employers have duty to assess the risks surrounding any activity that involves manual handling. They must put in place measures to reduce or avoid the risk. Employees must follow manual handling procedures and cooperate on all manual handling issues. Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 These cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 These regulations require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive, or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events. Control of substance hazardous to health regulation (COSHH) 2002 These regulations require employers to assess the risks from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions to ensure that hazardous substances are correctly stored and used. Health and safety policies and procedures A health and social care organizations policies and procedures should always incorporate the key points of health and safety law. This means that a care practitioner will be able to put health and safety laws into practice simply by following their employer’s policies

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