They must be stored in a safe & suitable place, clearly labelled. The COSHH file is located in the office of the ward. 5) RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (1995). Employers must report to the Incident Contact Centre. 6) The main points of legislation in relation to moving & handling are: • Lifting Operation & Lifting Equipment Regulation (1992) LOLER • Manual Handling Regulations (1992) • Health & Saftety at Work Act (1974) • Management of Health & Safety at Work Act.
Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer. 2.1. There are a few different legal regulations and standards relating to infection prevention and control. The majority of legal regulations fall under the health and safety at work act 1974, which is about making sure the workplace, is safe for all employees, employers and members of the public by minimising accidents and also preventing infection occurring and spreading. The management of health and safety at work act
The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
Unit 306: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Learner Name: Enrolment No: Relates to Unit 306 outcomes 1 What is the name of the main piece of legislation that covers the general health and safety that applies to your work setting? Health and safety at work act 1974 Explain the main areas this act covers including your responsibilities. To ensure that both staff employed by employers and clients/residents remain safe by working in a sensible risk free manner. To make provisions for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, to ensure all individuals are carrying out tasks in a safe correct way-continually keeping risks minimalised.To ensure employers make sure their staff receive the adequate training neccessary to the health and safety this is a legal requirement set out in the act. All employees must inform mangement of any training needs they may have in relation/line with the health and safety at work act.
Examples of these include but are not limited to: P.P.E – Is in place to protect the service user and myself from cross contamination M.H.O.R – Moving and handling procedures are in place to prevent injury or harm to carers or service users. Health and safety policies and procedures are in place to ensure that all staff are up to date with current legislation and training and know how to record and report any accidents, incidents and faulty equipment. Outline the responsibilities the Health & Safety at Work act places on the: a.Employer It is the responsibility of the employer under the health and safety regulations to provide: Information, instruction, training, supervision and monitoring of employees Provision and maintenance of equipment and safe systems of work Maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment with necessary
The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. You will need to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is important that you ensure you receive adequate training in order you can recognise and understand signs of abuse. You will be expected to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace and it would also be your responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that you believe could lead to abuse. The
Unit 4222-202 questions 1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role: As a Health Care Assistant my role is to make sure that all the service users’ needs are met. By doing that I will need to follow the patients care plans provided for them. This will give me information on any illnesses, mental health issues, what they use for mobility, whether they are independent or need help with personal hygiene care. I also must follow all rules and regulation policies within the work setting and keep up with any relevant training I may need to keep me up to date and informed.
1.Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 List legislation relating to general health and safety in social care settings Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) Controlling of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) (amended 2008) Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 1.2Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The employer has to provide safe work place and employees need to show appropriate care of their own safety. For example, in case of fire in the service an employee needs to be aware of evacuation procedure: evacuation routes, meeting point and etc. the employers responsibility to create evacuation plans, make it available for employees. 1.3 Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: The social care worker take care of their own safety as well as others follow employment's policies and procedures use PPE where required attend training and follow it's instructions use the right equipment for the right activities. The employer or manager provide safe working environment provide safe equipment to work with safe safe system of work and follow it provide training, information as well as do regular supervisions deal with hazardous substances appropriately.
Unit 8 Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1 Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. 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. Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the Work place. All reasonable steps should be taken when carrying out your work duties and all staff should have adequate health and safety training, and measures should be taken to ensure that policies and procedures are in place and adhered to. For example, it is the employers’ responsibility to provide adequate protective equipment and the employee’s responsibility to use it