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. Every employer in the UK has a duty under this law to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of every person who enters their premises. In general, the employer’s duties include: • Making the workplace safe and without risk to health. • Ensuring plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems of work are set and followed.
Garry Goodwin Coalway Building Services Institute of Leadership & Management: M3.23 Managing Health and Safety As a contracts Manager I am responsible for * The Safety and Health of all people who carry out work within their respective work areas. * (Note: all individuals who are at work also have a responsibility for their acts and omissions at work as defined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974). * Ensuring all staff is aware of their legal obligations and duties, the Company’s Policy, the Environmental Management Standards and their role in implementing the Policy. * Promoting a safe and healthy working environment and life style for all staff.
* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
criminal law (set by parliament) 2. civil law (enforced by Environmental health officers and the health and safety Executive) a) Use of equipment- Making proper use of the equipment provided at work should only be carried out with specific training to all staff using the equipment ensuring they are competent to eliminate or reduce any risk of injury or hazards so to protect your self and others, with frequent training for refreshing all staff in health and safety. Under the health and safety legislation employees have legal responsibilities, if broken those responsible can receive a disciplinary depending on the severances of the incident, they can also be arrested, brought to court, find and/or imprisoned. b) first aid- First aid is the first help given to someone to prevent injury or illness from becoming worse. First aid can save lives so adequate training for first aid must be in place for all staff and made aware of the first aid arrangements. If a incident accurse and you are trained in first aid and feel confident to deal with the situation then do so, if not then get help immediately and provide assistance as required, failure to do so and fist aid is undertaken with out the right training putting your self and the person you are caring for at risk could result in a disciplinary, arrested, brought to court, find and/or
Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring.
At Honeywell, we do a great deal of testing and research. All of it is focused on life safety. We must ensure the research is honest and above board. We have many steps and approvals for all products, which should ensure that all safety equipment that is released to the public is a great asset and not a deterrent to living safe lives. We use our own safety equipment in protecting our facility and our employees, so people who work there are testing products that may save their own life one day.
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.
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. It applies to any person who uses the premises whether they are employees, parents or visitors to the setting. It is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to enforce the Health and Safety act. The HSE have the power to issue prohibition or improvement notices and can prosecute any person found to be in breach of the act. An employer’s duties include ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all employees by means of risk assessments, training and instruction for employees and sharing of information.
Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care - Unit 4222-306 1.2). Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace. The main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are Minimum handling and lifting; Ensure handling and lifting is carried out correctly and safely; Making sure all materials/equipment that is needed to be used is handled, stored and used safely; To be aware of any potential hazards and risks and how to reduce to liability of any accidents occurring; To be responsible for your own welfare and the welfare of others you are looking after; To wear the correct PPE at all times. To make the workplace safe; * make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly, * Make sure all protective clothing is being used, * To report all injuries, * To take reasonable care of your own health and safety, * To co-operate with your employer.
Health and Safety Work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of legislation; this act creates rights and obligations on employers and employees. This protection applies to any person who utilises the premises such as, students, parents, visitors and workmen. It is the health and safety executive’s (HSE) responsibility for the enforcement of health and safety law. They have the power to issue improvement and prohibition notices and can bring prosecutions against any person who doesn’t abide by the act. The employer’s duties are to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees.