Hsc027 Essay

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UNIT HSC 027 4222-208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care 1. Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others relating to health and safety in the work settings 1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work settings Two of the most important pieces of health and safety legislation affecting educational establishments across the UK are the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These set the standards that must be met to ensure the health and safety of all employees and others who may be affected by any work activity. Other regulations also exist to cover work activities that carry specific risks, for example lifting and carrying, computer work and electricity. A summary of the key pieces of legislation affecting education establishments is provided in this section: • The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 2. Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with your employer Each workplace which has five or more workers must have a written statement of health and safety policy. The Health and Safety policy includes: • a statement of intention to provide a safe workplace • then name of the person responsible for implementing the policy • the names
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