SARAH OWEN UAN R/602/2954 LEVEL: LEVEL 2 CREDIT VALUE: 3 GLH: 24 1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law Anti-discrimination provisions. Eg gender, race, disability, religion and race. Working hours Sickness absence and sick pay Data protection Health and safety CRB checks 1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation Employment rights legislation National minimum wage legislation Employment legislation Equalities and discrimination Health and safety Working time regulations Part time worker regulations 1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists Legislation relating to employment exists to protect the best interest of both employer and employee. There are policies and procedures put in place and complied with in order to protect the rights. Where an employee finds that is not complied with the employer is liable.
Understand legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning individuals Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals Every time care workers move or support an individual they are performing manual handling on that individual. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 50% of all reported accidents are from the Health and Social sector and in particular with moving and handling. To reduce the amount of accidents and injury, there is legislation in place to protect everybody. Here are a few examples of legislations: Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) - ensures that equipment used is safe and suitable and has had regular safety checks in line with legislation. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - we must take safety and load into consideration These legislations are in place to make sure it is a legal requirement for employers to make sure the health, safety and welfare of their employees is maintained and for employees to have a duty of care for themselves and others.
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
Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, social Care or Children’s and young people’s Settings 1) Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers with own area of work. There are a number of laws and regulations which have been written to protect you at work; they also protect your colleagues, the people you will work with and their families. As is usually the case, with rights go responsibilities; these laws also explain / advise you what you are expected to do and how you should behave at work. Main features of Current Employment Legislation are: I. Workplace Regulations: laws that keep everyone safe and reduce hazards and manage risks.
For the protection of service user and the carer. It is important that it used correctly to prevent the risk of infection and cross infection. PPE is a barrier between the carer and other surfaces therefore giving protection to both the carer and service user. 4. State current regulation and legislation to PPE Answer There are legal duties and responsibilities of the employer under the health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to supply all PPE that is needed for employees when carrying out their work.
NVQ Certificate in Health and Social Care Level 2AssessmentInfection Control | Your Name: Work Placement:Managers/ Supervisor’s name:Contact No:Assessment Completion Date:Signed Assessor:Signed Candidate: | 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection The Care worker has a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take care of one`s own health and safety and others you care or support including their family, friends and work colleagues. The act requires Carers to : * Take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others. * Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters .Not intentionally damage any Health and
Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care Assessment. P2/M1 Health and Safety at work: Health and safety Act 1974 is a piece of legislation covering health and safety in Great Britain. It is put in place for all employers to make sure they are safely operating in the working environment, maintaining a high standard to ensure that accidents at work are kept to a minimum. By training the staff on how to be safer and more precious around machinery and other people it impacts on safeguarding for everyone in the environment as it puts people less as risk because hazards are reduce to a minimum. Some of the training involved for employers trying to improve health and safety would be risk assessments, setting up emergency procedures and making arrangements for implementing the health and social measures identifies as necessary.
Have the individuals involvement in planning support 5. Empowerment of individuals 6. Recognition of preferences and choice 7. Promoting anti-discriminatory practice All elements of the care value base must be applied into the holistic care of Robert, All of Roberts care plans and information must be kept confidential, although they must be allowed to be viewed by himself or the main carer e.g. his parents.
You can find more information about the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 here: www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm Confidentiality The Data Protection Act 1998 protects people’s rights to confidentiality. It restricts how personal and sensitive information can be used, stored and passed on. Personal details must not be passed on unless the person gives their permission. These laws give
The main legislation providing for the health and safety of people in the workplace is the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. This Act consolidates and updates the provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 1989. It applies to all employers, employees (including fixed-term and temporary employees) and self-employed people in their workplaces. The Act sets out the rights and obligations of both employers and employees and provides for substantial fines and penalties for breaches of the health and safety legislation. (General Application) Regulations