Level 5 Diploma - M1 – Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

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M1 – Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings 1.1 The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the major piece of the health and safety legislation in Great Britain. It provides the legal framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards. The main piece of legislation affecting the management of health and safety in educational establishments across all sectors is the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 (HSWA). This Act provides a framework for ensuring the health and safety of all employees in any work activity. It also provides for the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by work activities in e.g. pupils/students and visitors to educational sites, including parents and contractors. Regulations made under the Act have the same scope and provide the potential to achieve clear and uniform standards these include: The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Standards for school premises The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 The Equality Act 2010 The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 1.2 By having policies and procedures in place at the home it protects all service users and staff. All staff are
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