* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
• The employer or manager – To make sure that employees are up to date with mandatory health and safety training to improve the safety at work for themselves as well as patients. • Others in the work setting – builders should make sure that their building equipment does not harm members of the public by keeping walking paths clear. 4. Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without
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
Health and safety policies and procedures ensure the safety and welfare of all employees in any work activity by protecting against risk to health. Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: a) Social care worker Although the act emphasizes the responsibility of the employer on health and safety care workers must also have an awareness and understanding of their health and safety responsibilities: Take reasonable care of your own health and safety Wear appropriate clothing (loose clothing can get trapped in machinery Do not put other people at risk (by cutting corners) Cooperate with your employer following company’s health and safety procedures and attending training sessions provided. Use properly all equipment that has been provided for your safety and welfare. (PPE, training before using any
My responsibilities as set out by Mears are. Ensuring I take reasonable care of my own health and safety and the health and safety of my colleagues, service users and anyone else who might be affected by what I do or not do at work, I must co-operate with the company at all times ensuring that the place in which myself and my colleagues work is a safe and healthy environment. I must not deliberately or carelessly misuse or abuse anything that is provided for the health, safety or welfare of everyone in contact with the company. I should be familiar with the Health and Safety procedures. I must complete various health and safety forms whenever appropriate.
Employer or management responsibilities: Provide a safe workplace. Give information on health and safety. Provide free health and safety training. Make sure you can enter and leave the workplace safely. Other people in the care setting responsibilities: Follow health and safety advice given to them.
Safety and health in our company must be a part of every operation. Without question, it is every employee's responsibility at all levels. We will maintain a safety and health program conforming to the best practices of organizations of this type. In the direction of being successful, such a program must embody the proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of supervisors and employees. It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between supervisors and employees, but also between employees and their co-workers.
It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees. The Act also requires: • safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems • maintenance of safe access and exit to the workplace • safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances (coshh) • adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety • adequate welfare provisions for staff at work. Employers must also keep and revise a written record of health and safety policy and consult with employees on such policies. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees.