Unit 208 Understanding Health and Safety in social care settings. 1.1 List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting * Health and safety at work act 1974 * Moving and handling operating regulations. (MHOR) * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations. (RIDDOR) * Control of substances hazardous to health. (COSHH) * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures.
Aii. Duty of Care affects our work in that we are expected to deliver care to the service users safely; we should therefore ensure that the basics are covered, such as cleaning our hands prior to work and ensuring that we wear the provided safety and protection equipment like gloves and aprons. Our employer is also to ensure that we undertake all the required training prior to delivering the care support. We should also ensure that we are up-to-date in the skills required from a training perspective. Aiii.
Understand health and safety in social care 1.1 - There is a variety of legislation relating to health and safety in social care including The Health and Safety at work act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). 1.2 - Policies and procedures set the guidelines for adequate care within a setting, risk assessments are used to protect you and others around you. They ensure correct equipment is in place and that the equipment meets the needs of the individuals. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those working and living within a social care setting. COSHH is a policy in place within our setting which outlines control measures for hazards to prevent accidents occurring.
Promote and understand health and safety in HSC 037 health and social care 1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health and social care work setting: The HSE is the UK government body responsible for enforcing health and safety at work legislation. The HSE also plays a major role in producing advice on health and safety issues, and guidance on relevant legislation. The role of enforcement is split between HSE and local authorities. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is an act of parliament and 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.
CU2547 1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. Health and safety at work ACT 1974 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 manual handling operations regulations 1992 health and safety regulations 1981 (first aid) Dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 ( RIDDOR) Control of hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) 1.2 describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1. To make the workplace safe. 2.
Understanding Health and Safety in Social Care Settings 1.1. The following legislation relate to health and safety in a social care setting: a) Health and safety at work act 1974 under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace for example by protecting others from risks arising from the activities of people at work and controlling the use and storage of dangerous substances. b) The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 are designed specifically to eliminate or reduce a manual handling risk to an acceptable level. this involves the understanding of how to move and position people and equipment from one place to another and the appropriate equipment to use and ensuring that the environment is safe to do so. c) The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) this involves employers having to identify which hazardous substances are present in the work place and ensure that they are locked away for safety.
There are also many employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * Making sure that employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of working in that environment. Employers must make sure that their staff attend all relevant and correct training made available and work to the CQC standards or quality and safety. * They need to keep records in relation to infection control relevant and updated etc. * And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time.
CU308P/CT308 Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Current legislation and subsequent amendments may include: Health & Safety at Work Act 1 The Management of Health & Safety Work Regulations Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 3 The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) Personal Protective equipment regulations 1.2 All policies and procedures protect those we care for as this is why they are in place to ensure staff adhere to them to make sure the people we care for are protected, we have agreed ways of working and all staff need to be up to date and know the policies and procedures. 1.3 carers responsibilities: Take reasonable care of my health and safety. Take reasonable care not to put other people, including other employees and members of the public at risk by what I do or don’t do at work. Co-operate with my employer making sure I get proper training and understand and follow my workplace health and safety policies. Not to interfere with or misuse anything that’s been provided for my health, safety or welfare.
Unit Ref: K/602/3172 Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings. 1. Understand the current legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health and social care or children and young people’s settings. 1.1 There is a number of legislation relevant to early years settings that govern Health and Safety. These include: * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of health and safety legislation that outlines the responsibilities of individual employers for maintaining health and safety in the workplace.
By abiding by the laws you won’t face costly legal battles in the future. It also assures you are providing quality goods and services to customers. The aim of health and safety legislation is to provide all workers the same standard of health and safety protection regardless of where they work or what they do. Employers have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. They are legally obliged to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers and other people who could be affected by work carried out by the