ASSIGNMENT 306 Task A Ai A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting- · Health and Safety at work Act 1974 · Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 · Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 · The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 · Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 · Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 · Communicable diseases and infection control · Working Time Regulations 1998 · Care Standard Act 2000 · Control of exposure to Hazardous to Health 1999 · Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005. · Environmental Protection Act 1990. Aii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings. All of the legislation shown above are a crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes guidance of responsibilities.
2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the Prevention and control of infection. There are laws and legal regulations about infection prevention and control. Most of the legal regulations relating to infection prevention and control come under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations introduced the need for monitoring health and safety and risk assessment. The Food Safety Act was brought in to ensure safe practices for food to avoid contamination and spreading of infection and includes handling, storing and disposal of food.
You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: finding out what the health hazards are; deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); providing control measures to reduce harm to health; making sure they are used ; keeping all control measures in good working order; providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; planning for emergencies. Report of injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences 1995 (RIDDOR): puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses). Health and safety First Aid Regulations 1981: came into force on 12 September 1981 and require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel so that first aid can be given to their employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The aim of first aid is to preserve life and to
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (amended 2008) RIDDOR - sets out what needs to be reported. Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Health and safety policies and procedures are in place to protect those in social care settings. They are to ensure that I adhere and comply to health and safety rules and regulations. Responsibilities Manager/ Employer To provide a safe place to work Prevent risks to health Assess risks and take action to reduce them Provide information, training and supervision as needed Ensure machinery is safe to use Provide adequate first aid facilities Provide PPE (free of charge) Carer/Employee To take reasonable care of my own and others’ health and safety To report to my manager any potential and actual risks and hazards Take part in any training provided To understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures Others To understand and comply with
Page 5-9. Discuss the effects of unsafe practices when preparing, cooking and serving food in a Health and Social Care setting. Page 10-11. Assess the effectiveness of safe practices en preparing, cooking and serving food in a Health and Social Care setting. Page 12 Cooking food: When staff are cooking food they must ensure that certain regulations and rules are being followed for example: hygiene control, pest control and temperature control.
1.2) Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our work place in such a way that is protects members of staff and the public from infection. To ensure the safety of the working place employers are expected to carry out risk assessment to access the extent of dangers on certain work activities and put in place key strategies to minimise exposure to danger. Employers should provide the requisite training on safety management to staff and also provide PPE and cleaning materials for free for staff and visitors in the work place environment. [019.2] Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 2.1) Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection Most of the legal regulation concerning infection prevention and control comes under the Health and Safety Act 1974, also there is the
Bii) There are 4 main key points of food safety in a social care setting. These are: * Hygiene (personal and environmental) – While preparing food is it vitally important (especially if handling raw meat) to wash your hands and work surfaces to ensure there is no cross contamination. * Food preparation – It is important to follow preparation guidelines to ensure all meat and other products are prepared properly to avoid food poisoning. You must also check the food sell by date to ensure that it is all in date and ok to consume. * Cooking – Following cooking guidelines is extremely important in a care setting.
Unit 306 – Understand health and safety in social care settings 1. Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings. 1.1) Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Current legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting includes the Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995, Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 (COSHH), Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR), Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Health and Safety at work act 1974, The management of health and safety work regulations 1999, Personal protective equipment (PPI) regulations 1992 and manual handling operations regulations 1992. 1.2) Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings by having an agreed understanding of ways of working within the company how these policies and procedures protect individuals is by reducing crucial risks and has measures in place for hazards.
Health & Safety Legislations relating to health and safety in social care settings: Health and Safety at work act 1974 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 Health and Safety (first aid) Regulation 1981 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Working Time Regulations 1998 Care Standard Act 2000 Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 1995 COSHH Health and Safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings by setting a standard and procedure to how people should work, for example employers must have certain training in place such as manual handling which enables staff to assist residents to transfer in such a way that prevents them both from harm, not only do these policies and procedures protect the people using
| The COSSH regulation promotes the safety of individuals with in a health and social care setting through abiding to the regulations. By carrying out a risk assessment it helps to ensure people to understand hazards and recognise them quickly so that risks of people become wounded it minimised. This will the protect people from being harmed and injured due to hazards. This act ensures that people are safeguarded from hazardous substances and minimising the risk of people becoming