Unit SHC34 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role? A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual. Requiring them to set a standard of reasonable standard whilst in the working environment so that noting you may do could harm others.We can do this by carrying out daily checks and cleaning rotas to ensure that the work place inside and outside is safe and clean before the day starts. 1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals.
Most of the legal regulations relating to infection Prevention and control come under the Health and Safety at Work Act; this act is about ensuring a safe work place for employers, Employees and members of the public by minimising accidents at work. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations introduced the need for monitoring health and safety and risk assessment; including infection prevention and Control. The Food Safety Act was brought in to ensure safe practices for food to avoid contamination and spreading of infection and includes handling, storing and disposal of food. Legal regulations that come under HASAWA include The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), this is relevant as it is about the prevention and control of pathogens and managing the safe storage and use of hazardous substances. Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is relevant as it requires that any infection or disease that is work Related be recorded and reported.
CT308 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care settings Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings Legislation that relates to health and safety in social care settings are generally covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This act is the ‘umbrella’ that has been updated and supplemented by all the regulations and guidelines which extend it, support it or explain it. The regulations most likely to affect my workplace are: Manual Handling Regulations 1992(amended 2002) - sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 2002 (COSHH) - requires employers to control substances that could cause harm. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (amended 2008) RIDDOR - sets out what needs to be reported.
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.
Unit 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The different legislations that relate to health and safety in social care settings include: Health and safety at work act 1974 – This Act covers occupational health and safety in Briton. Local authorities along with the health and safety executive are responsible for enforcing the act. Manual Handling operations regulations 1992 – This regulation is in place to reduce the risk of injury through manual handling tasks. It applies to a wide range of tasks such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. Provisions and use of work equipment regulation 1998 – This regulation covers all the equipment I may use while at work.
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.
F/601/8138 Q: IDENTIFY LEGISLATION RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN A HEALTH OR SOCIAL WORK SETTING. ANS: Legislations relating to health and safety in a health or social work setting are: 1. The health and safety at work Act 1974- under this statue care practitioners share responsibility for health and safety in care settings with care organisation that employs them. The role of the employer to the employee are : • Providing a safe and secure work environment for the employee. • Providing safe equipment for employee’s use.
Understanding Health and Safety in Social Care Settings 1.1. The following legislation relate to health and safety in a social care setting: a) Health and safety at work act 1974 under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace for example by protecting others from risks arising from the activities of people at work and controlling the use and storage of dangerous substances. b) The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 are designed specifically to eliminate or reduce a manual handling risk to an acceptable level. this involves the understanding of how to move and position people and equipment from one place to another and the appropriate equipment to use and ensuring that the environment is safe to do so. c) The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) this involves employers having to identify which hazardous substances are present in the work place and ensure that they are locked away for safety.
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.
Unit 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting is the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 (HASAWA) This Act is an umbrella for: * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) * Reporting of Injuries, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) * Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 * Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 1.2 Health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings by making sure that risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled. 1.3 Employers/managers are responsible for ensuring that staff are trained in correct moving and handling procedures, that any equipment that is needed is fit for purpose and regularly maintained, providing adequate first aid facilities, having individual risk assessments for people who use the service, making the workplace safe. Employees are responsible for taking care of their own health and safety, taking reasonable care not to put other people at risk by what they do or fail to do in the course of their work, undertaking training, following companies health and safety policies, reporting any injuries, strains or illness they suffer as a result of doing their job. Others are responsible for respecting and obeying the rules and legislation imposed by authority, following the instructions and guidance provided (such as not using the lift in the event of fire, not blocking fire exits). 1.4 Situations in which the responsibility of health and safety lies with the individual could be when the individual does not comply with assessments and procedures, which mean that they aren’t taking reasonable care of their own or others' safety.