HSC 037 Promote and implement health and safety in health and Social care Health and safety basically means assessing your workplace and reducing the risks. As an employee I have to abide by the health and safety at work act 1974. This means I need to attend any mandatory training I have been put on, go to supervisions, adhere to policies and procedures, use correct equipment, do not misuse faulty equipment, report any risks that I have seen and co-operate with my employer. This is all to ensure the safety of myself and others. My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely.
Employers must have a written health and safety policy, which must be brought to the notice of all employees. Employees, volunteers and service users also have responsibilities within the act, they have a common law duty of care. The act requires them to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other people at work. They must not interfere with or obstruct anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work. It is their duty to familiarise themselves with the policy statement and general health and safety procedures and ensure they keep themselves and others around them safe.
Unit 8 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 setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure 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 main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
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.
P1 – M1 I am a freelance health and safety consultant and I give advice and guidance to clients ensuring that they meet health & safety laws and standards in the workplace. Therefore, in this assignment, I am required to produce a formal report explaining the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety and security rules that Brooke House College should be following. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (P1) Management control of health and safety is an indispensable part of any business whether it is a large or small apprehension. The aim of these regulations is to reassure a more methodical and better organised attitude to dealing with health and safety in all workplace premises. By complying with the law, a business will avoid damaging publicity as well as the costs accompanying with accidents and injuries.
1.2Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures is to follow them by agreed ways of working between employees and employers as well as other outside person(s).Ensuring approved codes of practice within the health and social care setting, in which relate to health and safety. These include recording and reporting procedures; such as how we deal with accidents and / or injuries, as well as emergency and / or first aid situations, for example the administering of first aid only if trained to do so. Other policies and procedures include, general working conditions and the environment we work in, to report and record any “unsafe” conditions, including the use of any equipment that maybe used, adhering to regulations in regards to use of such equipment, whether it be electrical / mechanical, such equipment that may be used when moving and handling, which in turn have own set of guidelines, policies and procedures to adhere to. There are also many other policies and procedure that must be adhered to, own personal safety as well as their
Consultation must be either direct or through a safety representative that is either elected by the workforce or appointed by a trade union. Employee Duties and Responsibilities All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers. All employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions at work. Workers must co-operate with employers and co-workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements.
Safeguarding and protecting the service user is very important part in the care sector I have a duty of care to the service user and to the organisation to make sure that any accidents, concerns or incidents that may take place and put the individual or you at risk to be reported to my line manager using the appropriate method as stated in the employees handbook. I also have to ensure that all daily activities and written based records are accurate and are up to date. The sharing of information with other professionals involved in the provision of care is also very important. I liaise with other professionals from different disciplines. These include people such as: Social Workers, Physiotherapist and Nurses etc.
As a company Xxxxxxxx are committed to ensuring the Health Safety and welfare of all staff members, customers and visitors. Xxxxxxxx’s Health and Safety Policy is written in line with the Health and Safety at work act 1974 legislation. As an employer my responsibility as the Care Manager is to ensure my employees have a save environment to work in, as my employees work in a variety of different clients homes, before any work is carried out I must ensure there is an Environmental Risk assessment carried out, this covers the interior and exterior of a client’s home to ensure my staff are safe whilst carrying out their calls. These Environment risk assessments assess any potential or actual risk to the employee or client. These environment risk assessment provide control measures to minimise any identified risk.
It is the duty of the employer to provide PPE, equipment, organise training for staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment. Under health and safety law and regulations employers have to provide a safe workplace for all staff and also provide the required PPE and training and information for staff. Informing all staff of infection control policies, procedures and updates will ensure that all staff are being provided with the necessary information to follow safe practices when working whilst adhering to the law. In my workplace we have the infection control policies and procedures, the COSHH file, information posters and updates on any infection outbreaks or risks. Employers must make sure staff attend training and are supervised when working so that infection control guidelines are being adhered to.