CU2547 1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or 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 regulations 1981 (first aid) Dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 ( RIDDOR) Control of hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) 1.2 describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1. To make the workplace safe. 2.
The health and safety (first aid) regulations. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Make the workplace a safe environment to work in and prevent any risks to health. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and regularly checked. Regularly do risk assessments so that they can minimise and identify any potential risk that could hard staff or service users.
HSC 037 Promote and implement health and safety in health and Social care Health and safety basically means assessing your workplace and reducing the risks. As an employee I have to abide by the health and safety at work act 1974. This means I need to attend any mandatory training I have been put on, go to supervisions, adhere to policies and procedures, use correct equipment, do not misuse faulty equipment, report any risks that I have seen and co-operate with my employer. This is all to ensure the safety of myself and others. My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely.
Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Technical Certificate Unit 8 – How to handle Information in Social care Settings Learning Outcome 1 The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation covering health and safety in the workplace, and both the employers and employees have to make sure that all work is carried out as safely as possible. Employers have to protect employees and other people, and employees have every right to expect that their employer is doing all they can to protect them at work. But employees are also responsible for protecting themselves and others. All organisations should have written policies and procedures on issues such as health and safety and these should be openly available. The most common for of this is in a manual for employees.
And that this information is keep confidential and stored in the correct way, such as locked way and only made available to other staff, doctors and other professionals such as social workers. I make sure that I document any concerns or allegations I have to my manger or senior on shift and follow the concerns up in two days to make sure that it is being deal with. While maintaining they boundaries of professional at work and maintaining a high standard of conduct in and outside of the work area at all times. When at work I try to avoid favouritism of the people I care for and treat them all the same. 1.2 The care contributes of safeguarding or protection of the people in my care is to protect them from sexual, physical or emotional harm by main ting a safe environment where they feel safe and able to talk to myself or staff about anything they feel is not right or concerns them or their families have about the care being proved.
Unit 306 Understanding health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main legislation that covers you at work. Its an umbrella legislation which covers over regulations such as Manual handling operations regulations 1992 amended 2002, Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002, Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 amended 2008, Health and safety first aid regulations 1981, Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. 1.2 Health and safety policies are there to protect you as the worker, the individuals you are looking after and the company you work for. They are there as guidance to help identify risks and control hazards. And to help with reporting accidents and make arrangements for emergencies.
Hair must be clean, tied back off the collar with a plain band when in clinical environment and scissors and other sharp or hard objects must not be carried outside breast pockets for safety reasons. 3. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: • Self – keeping store rooms and other areas clean and tidy and making sure patients are using the appropriate walking aids. Keeping up to date with mandatory competencies such as fire safety, first aid and equipments. • The employer or manager – To make sure that employees are up to date with mandatory health and safety training to improve the safety at work for themselves as well as patients.
Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) • Noise at Work Regulations 1989 • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 • Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 * The main points in my companies health and safety policy are : • A safe and healthy working environment and a safe system of work. • Safe equipment – always make sure that the equipment is good working order. • Adequate information, instruction, training and supervision – always make sure training is up to date and do spot checks on all staff. • Facilities for the treatment of any injuries that occur at work – first aid kits available upon request, accident book for recording injuries and accidents. Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of Yourself • Reasonable care of health and safety of myself and others who may be affected.
In my job role this is making sure that I do not overcome my boundaries and recognise my abilities and limitations of my competency. Keep my emotions and personal beliefs outside of work and also never accept any offer off patients that would be seen to compromise my position. Inform more senior members of staff of any actions or omissions by myself or colleagues that I may feel will put the safety of myself or patients at risk. • Promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers at all times. In my job role always acting in the best interests of patients is essential, treating them with the respect and compassion that they need.
Unit 8: 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 the work setting 1.1Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. It is relevant, up-to-date legislation from the Health and Safety Commission and Executive (HSC/E), including local, national and European requirements for health and safety in a health and social care work setting - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises.