Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings

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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. 3. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of a) The social worker That duty of care are being up held, that the person using the service is being safely cared for following all the appropriate standards. That all risk assessments are up to date and the procedures are being followed. That all risks and hazards are known and that responses are in place. That appropriate training has been carried out to enable best care. b) The employer or manager To make sure the area is safe to working and that risk assessments are in place and up to date, to provide adequate first aid facilities, to have all information on hazardous material and have and supply correct PPE. To make sure all equipment is correct and safe to use and regularly maintained. Limit and control substances that may affect health of
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