Unit 3 P2 – Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1 – describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of the individuals in a health and social care setting. Legislation, policy or procedure | Outline the main points of each legislation, policy or procedure and explain how these things influence practice in health and social care settings | Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting | COSHH 2002Control of substances hazardous to health. This legislation is put in place to safeguard people from hazardous substances and minimising the risk of people becoming wounded. | The COSHH regulation has influence health and social care settings because they now ensure that risk assessments are carried out so that hazardous substances are noticed quicker to minimise the risk of people becoming wounded.
01/07/2014 Michaela Radford Unit Eight – Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care. Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety. (Section One covered by certificate, RPL) 1.1, Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social-care work setting. 1.2, Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1.3, Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self, the employer or manager, and others in the work setting.
Part 4 relates directly to the quality and safety of care. Regulation 9 states that: ‘People experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights’. Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 (amended 2002). Under these regulations, it states that employees have general health and safety duties to: * Follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety * Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety * Co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters * Inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities * Take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk When you are supporting someone with their mobility, for instance moving them using specialist equipment such as hoists and slings, it is important that you adhere to the principles for safely moving someone. The things to consider would be: * Explain what you are about to do to the individual you are supporting * Ensure that you get their consent if they have the capacity to choose * Make sure that a risk assessment has been done for the manoeuvre and you have read it.
Understand health and safety in the social care settings Learning outcomes and assessment criteria Outcome 2 understanding risk assessments and their importance in relation to health and safety. 2.1 Explain why it is important to assess health and safety risks. It is important to assess health and safety risks, as if you don't assess them, you will not be able to reduce or eliminate any risks that occur. This will result in putting you, your colleagues and your service users as risk and will increase the chance of unnecessary injuries occurring. Outcome 11: safety, availability and suitability of equipment Regulation 16 - (1) the registered person must make suitable arrangement to protect service users and others who may
2.1 Support the individual to understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precautions. Covered in reflective account that follows 2.2 Use protective equipment, protective clothing and hygiene techniques to minimise the risk of infection. Covered in reflective account that follows 2.3 Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care In my workplace i would report any concerns about the safety and hygiene of facilities or equipment to my manager and health and safety officer, ensuring i record all of the concerns in the maintenance log book, if these issues posed a risk to myself or other i would carry out a risk assessment and complete the health and safety record. The equipment in question would need to be removed or a do not use notice put on it until it was possible to remove, it would need to be replaced after the facilities have been deep cleaned or sterilised. HSC 2015 Support individuals to meet personal care needs.
Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1. List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting Health and Safety at work act 1974 Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 2. Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures The main points of Health and Safety are to maintain a safe environment to work in, insuring that all personnel are working to proscribed standards of care and safety. That up to date risk assessments are in place and findings are being adhered to. To make sure that by the actions of the work force do not cause injury to themselves or others by their actions or in action.
Some of the main points of a health and safety would be the company’s statement of intent, first aid procedures, and accident reporting and risk assessments. 1.3 A) The Social care workers main health and safety responsibilities are having a responsibility to promote safe working practices. To be aware and to comply with the company’s policies and procedures. B) The employers’ main health and safety
CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
The policies and procedures lay out clear guidelines for the expected delivery of care and help everyone involved agree to the safe ways of working and have information on how their care will be delivered in ways that promote their safety. Aiii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings by providing clear guidelines for staff so they know how to work safely within the legal requirements. The policies and procedures help to protect the people using the service, including employers and employees. Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: 1.
Make sure that the work place is a safe environment to work in. Make sure that emergency plans are set out and that staff know what to do. Prevent any risks to staff and service user’s health. Makes sure that we are informed of any hazards that could hurt us in regards to making sure that we are all coshh trained. (c) 4.