Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

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Unit 306: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Learner Name: Enrolment No: Relates to Unit 306 outcomes 1 What is the name of the main piece of legislation that covers the general health and safety that applies to your work setting? Health and safety at work act 1974 Explain the main areas this act covers including your responsibilities. To ensure that both staff employed by employers and clients/residents remain safe by working in a sensible risk free manner. To make provisions for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, to ensure all individuals are carrying out tasks in a safe correct way-continually keeping risks minimalised.To ensure employers make sure their staff receive the adequate training neccessary to the health and safety this is a legal requirement set out in the act. All employees must inform mangement of any training needs they may have in relation/line with the health and safety at work act. All individuals in the workplace must conribute to their own safety at work by risk assessing any task or situation, and always ensuring that everyone around them will remain safe and free from harm or potential risks. Outline your employer’s responsibilities to comply with this act. To ensure all staff are adequately trained to ensure every person has a level of health and safety competence that is appropriate to their role.Ensure risk assessments are completed regularly and any actions that may arise are dealt with accordingly.Be proactive to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees,residents,visitors and contractors is maintained continually.Ensure that all legal responsibilities in regards to reporting and investigating incidents and accidents are complied with a prompt action taken when required to

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