In addition The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there are also additional regulations covering industry sectors as a whole, for example, construction industry. The general duties, which must be followed by all, are outlined below: Employers: * Ensure health, safety and welfare of all their employees. * Produce a written policy statement explaining how the employers intend to impose the safe work environment. * Consult with union representatives if necessary/required. * Ensure
HSC027 Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1. The main legislation is The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 while some of the important regulations are RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002. 2. As this an Act of Parliament, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it places a lot of responsibilities on both, employer and employees as well as the customers (public). An employer’s responsibilities are based on duty of care of the people in their workplace – that is staff, service users and anyone else who comes to the workplace.
M1 – Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings 1.1 The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the major piece of the health and safety legislation in Great Britain. It provides the legal framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards. The main piece of legislation affecting the management of health and safety in educational establishments across all sectors is the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 (HSWA).
The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH). This require employers to control substances that can be dangerous for workers health. Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. This require employers to report the Health and Safety Executive of any injuries, diseases and dangerous events. The policies and procedures are set out in the workplace in order to maintain a safe place for work and to ensure all aspects of care and legal framework are covered.
TDA2.2 – 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety. Within my workplace I am aware of the statutory and regulatory health and safety requirements for pupils, staff, families and visitors in the school. Health and safety legalisation places overall responsibility for health and safety with the employer. However, as an employee working within a school, you also have responsibilities with regard to maintaining health and safety. All employees have the following responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: .
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. 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. Among other provisions, the Act also requires: safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems,maintenance of safe access and egress to the workplace,safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances,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 or
Responsibilities relating to Health and Safety in Social Care Setting - Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. There are a number of legal acts relating to the general health and safety in social care. The most important I think would the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, it ensures that the employer and the employee have responsibilities to ensure that a good level of safety is attained in the workplace. There should be a copy of this act on the works premises for use of any employee or service user. This legislation’s primary goals are: To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances Other legislation relating to health and safety in social care are as follows The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act.
The employer is also responsible for the organisation of the workplace, ensuring that the risk of infection is minimised as much as possible. Outcome 2 1. There is a number of different legislation and regulatory bodies that are relevant prevention and control of diseases. ‘The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’ and ‘Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1974’ are prevalent in all working environments, stipulating such thing as the employer being required to provide personal protective equipment and the employee being required to use it appropriately. One of the latest pieces of legislation to come into force is ‘The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidelines’ this piece of legislation sets out the criteria that
Assessment This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's QCF Assessment Principles. Learning outcomes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 must be assessed in a real work environment. 54 Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (4222-31) Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care (HSC 037) Assessment Criteria Outcome 1 Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation are put in place to protect people in work. Safe practice is important to the promotion of dignity in care. The Health and safety executive, Local authority trading standards and the care quality commission can all bring prosectuions against care providers who breach health and safety standards. The health and safety at work act 1974 covers a wide range of issues relating to the work place health, safety and welfare across different sectiors. Emoloyees have a general obligation under the act to take care of others a cooperate with employers' health and safety requirements.