Hsc 306 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

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Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring. It is social worker responsibility to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. We have the responsibility to ensure chemicals are stored securely, and used in compliance with their recommendations. We should store, prepare, and dispose of food stuffs, in line with the training I have received. If First Aid treatment is needed, social workers should alert the registered First Aid Person within workplace, which is trained to provide first aid. It is my responsibility to ensure records and information about service users and health and safety incident, are kept

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