The health and safety (first aid) regulations. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Make the workplace a safe environment to work in and prevent any risks to health. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and regularly checked. Regularly do risk assessments so that they can minimise and identify any potential risk that could hard staff or service users.
• Providing safe equipment for employee’s use. • Information and training about health, safety and security. The role of the employee to an employer: • Using rightly the equipment provided by the employer. • Attending all trainings recommended by the employer. • Making the environment safe for everyone’s use.
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.
I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role. 2/ The standards that influence my job role are:- * Code of Practice * Health and safety at work act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999 3/ Ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work is to remain professional at all times, if there were any concerns then report back to manager immediately. Ensure that a client with person centred value needs are met and that they are comfortable and promote independence at all times Outcome 2 Be able to reflect on own work Activities 1/ Reflecting on work activities enables myself to have an understanding of my skills, competencies, knowledge and professional outcome. This will help me learn and identify new constructive or different approaches in future practice. This will also help with problem solving.
The employer/manager To make the workplace safe. To prevent risk’s to health. Ensure that machinery is safe to use. Set up emergency plans. Make sure working conditions all meet health, safety and welfare requirements.
Part 4 relates directly to the quality and safety of care. Regulation 9 states that: ‘People experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights’. Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 (amended 2002). Under these regulations, it states that employees have general health and safety duties to: * Follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety * Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety * Co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters * Inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities * Take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk When you are supporting someone with their mobility, for instance moving them using specialist equipment such as hoists and slings, it is important that you adhere to the principles for safely moving someone. The things to consider would be: * Explain what you are about to do to the individual you are supporting * Ensure that you get their consent if they have the capacity to choose * Make sure that a risk assessment has been done for the manoeuvre and you have read it.
We also have Health and Safety, COSSH, RIDDOR, Safeguarding, Manual handling operations. The main Health and Safety policies and procedures agreed with the manager are to make sure all staff and residents are safe and away from danger at all times. If something is broken we have to remove it so nobody will come to any harm or we have to put a label on saying “do not use” and inform the manager. We are aware with how to deal with accidents, injuries and emergencies and the reporting of all of these. We know what paperwork to fill in so everything is documented in our records.
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. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 lays down the duties of employers and employees. Under this Act the employer has to protect the health, safety and security of staff, service users and visitors. In order to do this, the employer is required to draw up safety policy and procedures, and to make arrangements for these policy and procedures to be carried out, and then regularly reviewed.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) says – As far as reasonably practicable I have a duty to: Provide a safe place of work including safe access and egress. Provide and maintain equipment that is safe and not a risk to health. Provide all necessary information, instruction, training and supervision. Take reasonable care of my own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by my activities. Co-operate with my employer, so far as necessary, to enable my employer to comply with any statutory duty or requirements.
Some may be obvious and quite likely to happen, such as slipping in a place where floors are often wet. Others may be less obvious, but could have such serious consequences that I need to makes sure the risks are controlled take for example going onto a roof for cleaning or repairs. The health and safety at work etc Act 1974, is used to ensure that everyone in the health and social care setting is working safety and they are promoting the safety of each service user. The management of health and safety at work regulation 1990 also apply to every workplace and require all risk to be assessed and controlled. Keeping a record It is important to keep a record of all risk assessment but important of everyone who uses the care setting.