- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 – Emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. - Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 - The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 - Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995- sets out what needs to be reported. - 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.
Training and supervision must be up tp date, staff must also know what to do when they suspect a hazard/risk or faulty equipment. 1.3 Outline the main health and safety responsibilities Self – Attend training, report and record any health or safety concerns, monitor the workplace care practices especially the equipment. Minimise risks of danger or injury and harm to service users and myself. Manager/employer – Make sure all staff are aware of their job role and responsibilities with regard the H & S policy. Ensure safe working methods and equipment is in place.
I would need to comply with health and safety requirements in respect of manual handling and use of PPE to help control infection. Standards that influence my role are.. Health and Saftey at work Act 1974 Data Protection Act 1998 COSHH National Minimum Standards PPE (Personal protective equipment) RIDDOR Food Safety Act Manual handling No Secrets Act Everyone needs to be treated as a individual, respecting and maintaining dignity and privacy of service users. Being honest and trustworthy, reliable and dependable will ensure that the service user will develop trust and a good working relationship will develop. Personal attitutes and believes are important to each and everyone, but we have to ensure that we do not try and persuade others to have the same believes as us, as we are all individual. It is important to be open minded and understanding to other attittues and beliefs and respect the differences between own and others.
Unit 208 1 1.1 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(amended 2002) Health and Safety(First aid) Regulations 1981 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR) 1995 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations(COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 1.2 health and safety safeguarding reporting of accidents waste disposal fire prevention and evacuation procedures security cleaning food safety disposing and storing medicines lone working 1.3 Responsibility of a Health and Social care practitioner work safety within the care setting monitor their work environment for health and safety problems that may develop report and respond appropriately to any health and safety risks The employer or manager is responsible for providing: a safe and secure work environment safe equipment information and training about health, safety and security The health and social care organisations are responsible for: carrying out health and safety risk assessments develop health and safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets and first aid boxes ensure that health and social care settings have appropriate safety systems, such as smoke alarms, fire exits and security fittings train their employees to follow health and safety policies and procedures, and to use health and safety equipment and safety features appropriately to provide a range of health and safety information and warning signs to alert people to safety features such as fire exits and first aid equipment, and to warn them about prohibited areas and activities. 1.4 We should ensure that we receive specific training
Unit 4222-208 Understand health and safety in social care setting 1. 1.1 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. 1.2 The main points of the health and safety policies and procedures are: 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. Or even simpler things that do not include any harmful substances, such as keeping entrances clear and ensuring that any fire exits are able to be opened in an emergency by undertaking health and safety checks on the release, as well as ensuring all nurse call buzzers work properly.
Induction Day. Health and safety. Key legislations 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 including the amendments on 2009 * Manual handling operations regulations 1992 * The electricity at work regulation 1992 * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence regulation 1995(RIDDOR) * Communicable diseases and infection control * Care standard act 2000 * The medicines act 1968 * Working time regulations 1998 * Food safety act 1990 and food hygiene regulations 2005 * Control of exposure to hazardous to health 1999 * Environmental protection act 1990 How do key legislations protect people who live here ? All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety.
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 th wok setting. (1.1) identify legislation relating to geneal health and safety in a health or social care work setting. (1.1) The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Food Safety Act 1990 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ (1.2) describe the main points of the health and safety policies and pocedures agreed with the employer.To make the workplace safe, - To make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly, - Make sure all protective clothing is being used, - To report all injuries, - To take reasonable care of your own health and safety, - To co-operate with your employer. ‘Health and safety policies and procedures set out what must be done to maintain a safe place of work and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation. For example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly so risks to health and safety are minimised.
Duties as a manager As a manager your duty is to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all employees’ health, safety and welfare at work is paramount and that they are kept informed. This also applies to any visitors or contractors working on its behalf or on the premises who should also be made aware of the health and safety policy. The law requires that you ensure that all relevant health and safety procedures are put into action and that they are accurately assessed, controlled and monitored. These health and safety requirements can be defined in a job description and as a manager you should ensure that all resources required are made available to ensure compliance as laid down by statute law. Responsibilities as a manager Any employer that has a staff of five or more people must ensure that there is a written Health and Safety policy in place, that it is on display and that all staff are aware of its content.
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.
Presentation on Health and Safety Health and Safety at work act 1974 Management of Health and Safety at work act Regulation 1999 Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981, amend 2009 The Electricity at work Regulation 1989 Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995(RIDDOR) Control of substances Hazardous to Health 2002(COSHH) Food Hygiene Regulation 1999 Food Safety Act 1990 Environmental Protection Act 1990 All the above mentioned legislation are a crucial part of Health and Safety. Every piece describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how we should maintain Health and Safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings. Food Hygiene regulation 2005, explains the responsibly, involving handling food safely in order to avoid contamination and food poisoning. Environment Protection Act 1990 describes responsibilities’ involve handling clinical waste to prevent harm to the environment. COSHH ( control of substances hazardous to health) 1999, responsibilities’ involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or use less to reduce exposure level as much as possible.