Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) Unit 306

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Outcome 1 – Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety 1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Reporting of Injury Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) • Food Safety Act 1990 • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE) • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) 1.2 Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer My employer’s Health & Safety policy sets out all the procedures for maintaining a safe work place and for meeting the requirements of Health & Safety regulations. The main points of health and safety within this policy are as follows: • Signing in and out of work To ensure people know your whereabouts and for timekeeping • Lifting To avoid injury to yourself and others • Moving and Handling To avoid injury to yourself and those in your care • Hazardous substances To avoid injuries and harm to yourself and others • Chairs To avoid injuries and to give comfort at work stations • Worker’s safety To ensure safety of staff and service users within the building. • Working away from the office To help protect lone workers and to ensure a workers safety when not at the organisation’s premises • Travel To ensure staff understand what they can and can’t do when using their car for business purposes • Meetings and Training To ensure anyone attending training at organisation’s premises know of fire evacuation procedures and fire exits and to any specific or potential dangers •
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