Assignment A0 In this assignment I will be documenting my knowledge and understanding in safety, security and legislation. Health and safety at work act 1974 – this act was put into place to aid the protection of employers, employees and others (i.e. patients) in the work place, by securing a safe, healthy environment and being aware of the welfare of people in the working environment. As an employer it is your duty to ensure where it is reasonably practical that certain regulations are adhered to such as providing up to date training, information and supervision for all employees. Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities.
Ensure suitable management is in place to provide adequate welfare facilities. The general logistics of running the site safely needs to be paramount . e.g. time , cost Howard Kennedy 20851018 Roles and responsibilities Page 2 CDM Coordinator To liaise with all parties involved about the health and safety issues of the project . Advise H.S.E of the project Investigate the capabilities of the chosen contractor and ensure they are fully capable of carrying out the work in a way to conform with health and safety regulations.
Management ensures all employees are following organizational regulations and all kinds of operations are conducting in prescribed way. They make sure health and safety for the employees and clients. Employers will employ effective, energetic and experienced people as managers. They can employ specialists as well. Health and safety is very concerning issue in health and social care setting.
Everyone on site is responsible for Health and Safety on-site, although the level of responsibility will vary. Employers Designers Planning Supervisors Principal Contractors Subcontractors/Self Employed Subcontractors and self employed contractors must cooperate and work within the guidelines of the Principal Contractor on all health and safety matters. They must also control any health and safety risk on site which forms part of their works. This would be included within their scope of works and risk assessment approved by the Principal Contractor. Employees Public 2.
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974: The purpose of this act is to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of health and safety at work. It protects all working people – whether employers, employees, or self-employed. COSHH: COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. This can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: • finding out what the health hazards are; • deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); • providing control measures to reduce harm to health; • making sure they are used ; • keeping all control measures in good working order; • providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; • providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; • planning for emergencies. Care Standards Act 2000: The job of regulating the independent health and care sector by health authorities and local authorities has now been taken over by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) who became responsible for the registration and inspection of all care homes and private healthcare facilities in England.
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Outcome 1: Understanding own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting: The legislation relating to the general health and safety in a health and social care work setting are, as I understand them, there to protect those affected by work activities and those people who are at work in that environment by setting out a formal course of action that must be followed by everyone. The legislations relevant to my work setting are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which states how employers and employees must conform to responsibilities and duties in order to keep the workplace safe; The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which covers health and safety in the workplace including sufficient training and risk assessment; Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (or RIDDOR), which covers the methods employed for reporting accidents and incidents in the workplace; The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (or COSHH), which seeks to keep persons protected from hazardous substances; Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which covers how to avoid injury when transporting any load; The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (or LOLER), which relates to the equipment required for transporting heavy loads without injury; The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 2002, which covers the safe use of equipment, including regular maintenance and employee training; and The Regulatory Reform Order 2005, which covers how every workplace must be protected from fire. My understanding of a procedure is the way in which a task must be carried out in the workplace. Policies are there to ensure that no-one is harmed while the work is being carried out by
2.1 Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning individuals: Whenever a carer moves an individual they should always follow their moving and handling training. The Health and Safety act 1974 makes it a legal requirement for employees to ensure that the Health and Safety of their employee is maintained, the employees have a duty to take reasonable care of the Health and Safety and welfare of themselves and others working with them. When doing any moving and handling the individual’s care plan should be followed at all times and all employees should work to their policies and procedures of the workplace, you should always make sure your moving and handling training is up to date. 2.2 Describe what health and safety factors need to be taken into account when moving and positioning individuals and any equipment used to do this. Risk assessments should be in place, does the individual have any special requirements to do their moving and handling.
Legislation and Health and Safety we are governed by a range of legislation and policies to provide a safe and healthy working environment, all the legislation comes under the health and safety at work act 1974. This covers duties for the employer, managers and employees, The employer has the duty to provided information,the supervision and training on health and safety within the working environment. Have clear health and safety policies in place, and ensure the area is safe for all employees including providing any equipment required and maintaining to ensure the is not a risk to the employees As a Manager I am required to maintain a safe working environment, provide inductions for new staff, which must include health and safety procedures and how to identify potential hazards. I am to also ensure that all staff stick to the policies and procedures in place. The employee must follow all health and safety policies, follow the instructions provided with any equipment and ensure the cleaning products are used in the correct manner.
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a piece of legislation which has been put in place in order to ensure a workplace is safe for all employers, employees and visitors within the building or work area and that all risks posed are eliminated or minimised as much as possible. The Management of Health and Safety