It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between supervisors and employees, but also between employees and their co-workers. Only through such a cooperative effort can an effective safety and health program be established and preserved. The safety and health of every employee is a high priority. Management accepts responsibility for providing a safe working environment and employees are expected to take responsibility for performing work in accordance with safe standards and practices. Safety and health will only be achieved through teamwork.
Unit 4222-264 February 2013 1.1 Employees are required by the The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to: take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others cooperate with employer in relation to health and safety matters not intentionally damage any health and safety equipment /materials provided by employer. Attend training provided by employer Use protective equipment provided by the employer 1.2 Employers responsibilities in relation to prevention and control of infection, they must: provide a safe workplace carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities provide training for staff provide personal protective equipment ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. 2.1 - HASAWA 1974 (Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) – ( COSHH Regs 2002 ) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regs 2002 focus on hazardous materials used within the workplace/care settings e.g. ; chemicals, disinfectants , urine and blood and their storage, labelling. Regulations explain how hazardous materials should be used, how they should be stored and labelled, how to deal with a spillage.
P4 - explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting. M3 - discuss health, safety or security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in a health or social care setting. D2 - justify responses to a particular incident or emergency in a health or social care setting. Understand priorities and responses in dealing with incidents and emergencies - This assignment will look at incidents and emergencies that can happen in a health and social care setting. Within my assignment I will be explaining possible priorities and responses when dealing with two incidents or emergencies in a health and social care setting.
I must always report any changes to my personal circumstances and health that may affect my ability to work safely i.e becoming pregnant b,the employer or manager • Provide a safe workplace • Give information on health and safety • Provide free health and safety training • Make sure I can enter and leave the workplace safely ⦁ To be provided free of charge with PPE. c,individuals We are responsible for their own Health and Safety and report any issues. 1.4 Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should only be carried out with special training. • Manual handling • Infection control • Fire procedures •
It is the employers responsibilty to assess the risk of infection or the spread of infection and they must also ensure that all relevant procedures are in place and adhered to by their staff, as well as providing the relevant training for their staff to attend. It is very important that all information on infection control is displayed and information on policies and procedures are stored where they can be viewed by all staff. They must also supervise their staff, and complete infection control observations, for example, hand hygeine audits. A record of all infection must be kept. They must also ensure that areas are cleaned regularly
A list of the principles to be followed for safe moving and handling. Up to date training on manual handling must be carried out and a risk assessment must be carried out, recorded and followed to minimise the risk of injury to the individuals and the staff. This would provide information such as the number of people required to transfer a service user, mobility equipment needed ect. Care plans must be complete, up to date and read to understand the heath requirements of the individuals. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations are all legislations relevant to moving and handling and these must be followed.
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.
• Making the environment safe for everyone’s use. • Following organizations policy and procedure on health and safety. 2. Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999- This place responsibility on employers to provide adequate trainings for the staff under their employment.. They must also carry out risk assessments, remove or reduce any health and safety hazards identified.
Level 2 Certificate in the Children and Young People’s Workforce Module 2 Contribution to children and young people’s health & safety – MU 2.4 To do:- 1.1 Outline the health and safety policies of your work setting. 1.2 Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting. 1.3 Explain what a risk assessment is and how this is managed in the work setting. 3.1 Identify non-medical incidents and emergencies that may occur in the work setting. 3.2 Outline the actions to take in response to the following situations fires, security incidents and emergency incidents.
Determine three patient safety issues that are being addressed by your health care organization. Identify the actions the organization is taking or identify three issues that you think need to be addressed by health care organizations. Make suggestion for actions to be taken. Support your responses with two peer-reviewed references. HLT 308V Week 4 DQ 2 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), and The Joint Commission (TJC) have identified the necessity for health care organizations to have a risk management program to address infection control.