• Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – includes the safe moving of objects by a person on which training should be supplied. • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 – include a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues such as ventilation, heating, lighting, workstations, seating and welfare facilities. • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 – ensure employers provide adequate protective equipment for all of their employees. • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 – include guidance on safe equipment and machinery are provided for use at work. • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – ensures that employers complete risk assessments, make arrangements to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training.
The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH). This require employers to control substances that can be dangerous for workers health. Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. This require employers to report the Health and Safety Executive of any injuries, diseases and dangerous events. The policies and procedures are set out in the workplace in order to maintain a safe place for work and to ensure all aspects of care and legal framework are covered.
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 These regulations require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive, or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events. Control of substance hazardous to health regulation (COSHH) 2002 These regulations require employers to assess the risks from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions to ensure that hazardous substances are correctly stored and used. Health and safety policies and procedures A health and social care organizations policies and procedures should always incorporate the key points of health and safety law. This means that a care practitioner will be able to put health and safety laws into practice simply by following their employer’s policies
CU2267 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1.1 The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation 1.2 covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure the main premises. Other key pieces of legislation are; Management of health and safety work regulations 1992. Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH). Manual handling regulations 1992 and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1985 (RIDDOR).
The Manual Handling Regulations of 1992, which sets out methods and requirements to be met when manually handling objects, as well as people. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) outlines what is required to be recorded and reported. Food safety act 1990 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 1.2 Explain the mean points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements when it comes to things like COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation. Or even
(COSHH) * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. Whilst the company has a key responsibility in managing Health and Safety in the workplace, we all as employees have a part to play. We are all responsible for acting in a safe manner whilst at work. By understanding our responsibilities and following our safety rules, we will be helping to comply with Mears legal duties and contributing to the safe running of our workplace. My responsibilities as set out by Mears are.
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. they must also ensure they wear the protective equipment provided. Lifting operating and lifting equipment regulations (LOLER)1998, this aims to reduce the risk to people's health and safety from lifting equipment used at work, employers have a duty to ensure that equipment is examined and inspected regularly by the appropriate staff to maintain safety, this is recorded and any defects reported. In relation to RIDDOR, an accident is a separate, identifiable, unintended incident, which causes physical injury. This specifically includes acts of non-consensual violence to people at work.
* The Manual Handling Regulations of 1992, which sets out methods and requirements to be met when manually handling objects, as well as people. * The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) outlines what is required to be recorded and reported. * Food safety act 1990 * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 * Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 1.2 The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation
1.1 Employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. As a health care worker it is your duty to take care of your health and safety and others that may be affected by your actions when working in the field such as the people you are supporting, their families and friends and your work colleagues. It is important to follow the legislations which is set for the purpose of preventing and controlling infection in working settings such as The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It requires workers to: 1. take reasonable care for their safety and that of others 2. Cooperate with the employer in respect of health and safety issues.
1.1. Legalisation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting are: • The management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 • Manual Handling operations regulations 1992 • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 1992 • The health and safety at work act 1974 • Reporting of injury, disease And dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) • Food safety act 1990 • Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH) 2002 • Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998 1.2 The main points of Health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are ensuring that all moving and handling is carried out correctly and safely ensuring the right equipment is used on the service user, equipment is not damaged and all equipment is handled, stored and used safely. Being aware of the potential hazards and risk that could occur and how to reduce them happening e.g. Reporting to manager and moving equipment out of the way. Ensuring I wear the correct PPE at all times and remove correctly and dispose of.