P4 Health And Safety Essay

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HEALTH AND SAFETY The key legislation relating to Health and Safety in a social care setting are mainly covered by the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 (HASAWA). Under this umbrella are 5 regulations, these are; * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 (COSHH) * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) * Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 * Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes clear guidance of responsibilities but also how we should maintain health and…show more content…
If you gave someone the wrong medication you could cause the individual serious harm as well as cause serious legal complications for yourself and the company. * Food handling and preparation – you should have at least basic food hygiene training before you can prepare and serve food to others in a health care setting, this is so that you can handle food correctly to prevent cross contamination and possible food poisoning. * Emergency procedures – all staff must be trained on what to do in an emergency. This is so that in the case of an emergency staff are able to deal with it calmly and efficiently therefore avoiding any un-necessary stress to service users and avoiding harm to others. * Assisting moving and handling – you must not assist with moving and handling without relevant training as you can yourself serious injury or injure the individual you may be moving. In the event of a fire the person who has found the fire must set off the fire alarm, this alerts others to the danger. All social care workers must help to evacuate all the residents out of the building through the nearest fire exit and assemble at the assembly

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