Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work , To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work ,To control the use and storage of dangerous substances ,To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 lays down the duties of employers and employees. Under this Act the employer has to protect the health, safety and security of staff, service users and visitors. In order to do this, the employer is required to draw up safety policy and procedures, and to make arrangements for these policy and procedures to be carried out, and then regularly reviewed.
Task 1 1.0 Identify the persons who are responsible for health and safety on the project described above: List the main site personell. Identify their roles and responsibilities in respect of health, safety and welfafe. Client: The client, whether a landlord, private individual or acompany, has many health and safety responsibilities.They must demonstrate an acceptable standard of health and safety. Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (usually referred to as the CDM Regulations), they have specific responsibilities: They have to appoint the planning supervisor. They must provide all health and safety information about the workplace where the work is to be carried out.
HSC 037 Promote and implement health and safety in health and Social care Health and safety basically means assessing your workplace and reducing the risks. As an employee I have to abide by the health and safety at work act 1974. This means I need to attend any mandatory training I have been put on, go to supervisions, adhere to policies and procedures, use correct equipment, do not misuse faulty equipment, report any risks that I have seen and co-operate with my employer. This is all to ensure the safety of myself and others. My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely.
Unit HSC 027 Outcome 1: Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work place 1.1: Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation in regards to general health and safety in a work setting. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. The employer should have an accessible copy of this Act kept on the premises. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health.
My responsibilities as set out by Mears are. Ensuring I take reasonable care of my own health and safety and the health and safety of my colleagues, service users and anyone else who might be affected by what I do or not do at work, I must co-operate with the company at all times ensuring that the place in which myself and my colleagues work is a safe and healthy environment. I must not deliberately or carelessly misuse or abuse anything that is provided for the health, safety or welfare of everyone in contact with the company. I should be familiar with the Health and Safety procedures. I must complete various health and safety forms whenever appropriate.
Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Technical Certificate Unit 8 – How to handle Information in Social care Settings Learning Outcome 1 The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation covering health and safety in the workplace, and both the employers and employees have to make sure that all work is carried out as safely as possible. Employers have to protect employees and other people, and employees have every right to expect that their employer is doing all they can to protect them at work. But employees are also responsible for protecting themselves and others. All organisations should have written policies and procedures on issues such as health and safety and these should be openly available. The most common for of this is in a manual for employees.
LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO INFECTION CONTROL Health and safety at work act (1974) This is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK, and is enforced by the health and safety executive (HSE). It states that the employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment and must carry out full risk assessments in order to achieve this. Employees must also be adequately trained to deal with these risks. In addition, under this act employers also have a duty to protect the welfare of others who may be affected (e.g. patients, visitors).
• Making the environment safe for everyone’s use. • Following organizations policy and procedure on health and safety. 2. Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999- This place responsibility on employers to provide adequate trainings for the staff under their employment.. They must also carry out risk assessments, remove or reduce any health and safety hazards identified.
Some may be obvious and quite likely to happen, such as slipping in a place where floors are often wet. Others may be less obvious, but could have such serious consequences that I need to makes sure the risks are controlled take for example going onto a roof for cleaning or repairs. The health and safety at work etc Act 1974, is used to ensure that everyone in the health and social care setting is working safety and they are promoting the safety of each service user. The management of health and safety at work regulation 1990 also apply to every workplace and require all risk to be assessed and controlled. Keeping a record It is important to keep a record of all risk assessment but important of everyone who uses the care setting.
* Employees – need to ensure they are aware of any hazards or risks on site work in a safe manner and take into account the safety of those around you. 2. * The main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 are for the employer to ensure the health and safety of their employees, other people in the workplace and members of the public who may be affected by their work. * On a construction site the employer must make sure all employees, subcontractors have the necessary information regarding the project, correct instruction, training and supervision to work safely on the building site. On this particular site the site manager must make the general public aware of all hazards and risks around the public highway outside the site by using warning signs and traffic management.