Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care - Unit 4222-306

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Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care - Unit 4222-306 1.2). Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace. The main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are Minimum handling and lifting; Ensure handling and lifting is carried out correctly and safely; Making sure all materials/equipment that is needed to be used is handled, stored and used safely; To be aware of any potential hazards and risks and how to reduce to liability of any accidents occurring; To be responsible for your own welfare and the welfare of others you are looking after; To wear the correct PPE at all times. To make the workplace safe; * 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. 1.3). Analyse the main the main health and safety responsibilities of: * Self * The employer/manager * Others in the work setting Self Within my own role I need to be fully aware of all health and safety policies within my work environment. From this knowledge I can be responsible for my own health and safety. I avoid wearing watches and loose clothing so it cannot be caught in equipment or be grabbed with clients with challenging behaviour. By being in the know of policies I can keep myself safe as well as those within my care and those around me. It is my duty of care to report any issues where it could affect my level of work or the people around me. The employer/manager The employer/manager should have policies up to date, and provide all
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