Hsc027 Essay

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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. The main points of the health and safety Policies and procedures agreed with the employer are Agreed ways of working, Who is responsible for monitoring each aspect of H&S, The aims of the policies, Details of regulations, How the organisation aims to reduce risks, Training and procedures used to reduce risks, Arrangements for fire, first aid and emergencies and Control measures for hazards – such as medication. 3. As a support worker employee, I take Health and Safety seriously and the welfare of others in also paramount, so my main responsibilities include taking reasonable care of myself and others, wearing the correct PPE. I also have to use equipment correctly, including chemicals and substances. Follow my companies’ H&S policies and procedures. I have to update my skills and knowledge, attend all scheduled mandatory training, refresher courses and request any additional training. Follow correct lifting and handling procedures, report any actual and potential hazards and risks and keep and work

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