Riffat Khanum 09/01/14 Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings The Health and Safety at Work act 1974 is the main type of legislation that covers health and safety in social care settings. Under this Act, the workers have responsibilities to ensure safety is there in the workplace. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 covers all manual handling actions, such as lifting, carrying objects or pulling. Other regulations are Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and this cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH).
In addition The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there are also additional regulations covering industry sectors as a whole, for example, construction industry. The general duties, which must be followed by all, are outlined below: Employers: * Ensure health, safety and welfare of all their employees. * Produce a written policy statement explaining how the employers intend to impose the safe work environment. * Consult with union representatives if necessary/required. * Ensure
The Health and safety at work etc. Act 1974 states the general duties of employers to employees and to persons other than employees; of employees and others; of persons in control of premises; and of manufacturers and suppliers of articles and substances for use at work. Specific relevant legislation with regards to working in a school organisation would include The School Premises (England) Regulations 2012, this would ensure that minimum provisions in respect of school premises, including standards of construction, heating, lighting and ventilation, provision of pupil toilets and washrooms, staff accommodation and playing grounds. Also where we have a pottery room the Pottery (Health and Welfare) Regulation 1950 is specific to the organisation, this says that there are duties and standards in place to minimise lead and silica risks in the pottery processes. As well as these specific legislations there are also a number of legislations and regulations that are just as important, Management of health and Safety at work regulations 1999 makes sure that employers carry out risk assessments and appoint a competent person to assist the employer in Health and Safety, and to establish procedures and provide training and information to employees.
Responsibilities relating to Health and Safety in Social Care Setting - Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting. There are a number of legal acts relating to the general health and safety in social care. The most important I think would the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, it ensures that the employer and the employee have responsibilities to ensure that a good level of safety is attained in the workplace. There should be a copy of this act on the works premises for use of any employee or service user. This legislation’s primary goals are: To ensure 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 legislation relating to health and safety in social care are as follows The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, which supports the health and safety act.
Unit 224 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 2.1 Explain the employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the duty of the employee to make sure that they follow the policies, procedures and guidelines that have been put in place in the prevention and control of infection 1.2 Explain the employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public.
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Identify Legislation relating to health and safety in your health or social-care work setting. List of Legislation acts relating to Health and Safety within Social-care work setting: Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) Health and Safety( First Aid) Regulations ( 1981) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995 RIDDOR) Control or Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002 COSSH) Food Safety Act (1990) Explain the Main points of Health and Safety policies and procedures agreed with your employer. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements when it comes to things like COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation.The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date and in place for all service users, and also that all staff are trained up to date and in neccessary areas, such as manual handling and data protection,along with general things such as any needed maintenance and showing where it should be recorded and whom it should be reported to. To keep all staff up to date on the way the buissness operates any changes in regards to health and safety should be brought up in regular supervisions and staff meetings. Analyze and Compare the main Health and Safety responsibilities of: Self: The responsibility i have within the workplace is to ensure i take reasonable care for my own safety and others, to
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation are put in place to protect people in work. Safe practice is important to the promotion of dignity in care. The Health and safety executive, Local authority trading standards and the care quality commission can all bring prosectuions against care providers who breach health and safety standards. The health and safety at work act 1974 covers a wide range of issues relating to the work place health, safety and welfare across different sectiors. Emoloyees have a general obligation under the act to take care of others a cooperate with employers' health and safety requirements.
Unit 4 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings. 1. Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting The health and Safety at work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. Risk assessments are carried out for all the activities we plan and equipment we use to ensure they are safe for the children and staff. Our policies and procedures are kept in a file in a cupboard so we know where they are at all times.
TDA2.2 – 1.1 – Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety. Within my workplace I am aware of the statutory and regulatory health and safety requirements for pupils, staff, families and visitors in the school. Health and safety legalisation places overall responsibility for health and safety with the employer. However, as an employee working within a school, you also have responsibilities with regard to maintaining health and safety. All employees have the following responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: .