NVQ – ASS1
1.1 | | Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. |
The Health and safety at work Act 1974
Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999
Manual handling operations regulations 1992
Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
Provision and use of work equipment 1992 (PUWER)
Lifting operation and lifting equipment regulations 1992
Personal protective equipment at work regulations (PPE)
1.2 | | Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. |
The main points have been grouped together into three main categories:
Section I: Health and safety arrangements for a safe and healthy workplace
Section II: Health and safety arrangements involving service users
Section III: Preventing the spread of infection
1.3 | | Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of:
• the employer or manager
• others in the work setting. |
All carers have the responsibility to do everything they can to prevent injury to themselves and others affected by their actions or omissions at work.
They are expected to follow the company procedures, in particular to report any incidents which have, or may lead to injury or damage.
Managers have the specific responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy workplace on a routine basis.
They are responsible to ensure that risk assessments have been carried out by a fully trained and qualified person.
1.4 Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training.
Administration of medicines by any method other than by mouth or external application.
Moving and handling using a mechanical device