Health and social care
Health and safety – HSC 37- unit 4222-306
Understandings own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety.
1. Some legislations that relate to health and safety include:
Manual handling regulations 1992- In summary, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, (as amended 2002) require employers to- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable; Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that cannot be avoided; and Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Control of substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH): COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: finding out what the health hazards are; deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); providing control measures to reduce harm to health; making sure they are used ; keeping all control measures in good working order; providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; planning for emergencies.
Report of injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences 1995 (RIDDOR): puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
Health and safety First Aid Regulations 1981: came into force on 12 September 1981 and require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel so that first aid can be given to their employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The aim of first aid is to preserve life and to reduce the effects of injury or illness suffered at work. The Regulations place a duty upon all...