- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 – Emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. - Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 - The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 - Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995- sets out what needs to be reported. - Communicable diseases and infection control - Working Time Regulations 1998 - Care Standard Act 2000 - Control of exposure to Hazardous to Health 1999 - Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005. - Environmental Protection Act 1990.
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.
To make the workplace safe; * make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly, * Make sure all protective clothing is being used, * To report all injuries, * To take reasonable care of your own health and safety, * To co-operate with your employer. 1.3). Analyse the main the main health and safety responsibilities of: * Self * The employer/manager * Others in the work setting Self Within my own role I need to be fully aware of all health and safety policies within my work environment. From this knowledge I can be responsible for my own health and safety. I avoid wearing watches and loose clothing so it cannot be caught in equipment or be grabbed with clients with challenging behaviour.
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Outcome 1: Understanding own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting: The legislation relating to the general health and safety in a health and social care work setting are, as I understand them, there to protect those affected by work activities and those people who are at work in that environment by setting out a formal course of action that must be followed by everyone. The legislations relevant to my work setting are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which states how employers and employees must conform to responsibilities and duties in order to keep the workplace safe; The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which covers health and safety in the workplace including sufficient training and risk assessment; Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (or RIDDOR), which covers the methods employed for reporting accidents and incidents in the workplace; The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (or COSHH), which seeks to keep persons protected from hazardous substances; Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which covers how to avoid injury when transporting any load; The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (or LOLER), which relates to the equipment required for transporting heavy loads without injury; The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 2002, which covers the safe use of equipment, including regular maintenance and employee training; and The Regulatory Reform Order 2005, which covers how every workplace must be protected from fire. My understanding of a procedure is the way in which a task must be carried out in the workplace. Policies are there to ensure that no-one is harmed while the work is being carried out by
Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of Yourself • Reasonable care of health and safety of myself and others who may be affected. • To understand and comply with requirements of risk assessments associated. • Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety. • Work in a safe and proper manner in accordance with policies outlined by the company. Employer • Ensure members of staff are aware of health and safety policy,organisation responsibilities, arrangements.
Also everyone should be up to date with all their health and safety training, everyone should read your policies and procedures which is a legal frame work. The law places responsibilities on both employers and employees 1.3 Differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of A Social care worker The social care worker has to maintain any care procedures, which refer to the policies and procedures outlining the ways things get done, this includes attending any training. Health and safety responsibilities include other things such as making sure any activities are done safely, as well as the use of any equipment or materials to be handled with care, minimizing the risk of injury or harm to themselves and others, including other staff
All employees must inform mangement of any training needs they may have in relation/line with the health and safety at work act. All individuals in the workplace must conribute to their own safety at work by risk assessing any task or situation, and always ensuring that everyone around them will remain safe and free from harm or potential risks. Outline your employer’s responsibilities to comply with this act. To ensure all staff are adequately trained to ensure every person has a level of health and safety competence that is appropriate to their role.Ensure risk assessments are completed regularly and any actions that may arise are dealt with accordingly.Be proactive to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees,residents,visitors and contractors is maintained continually.Ensure that all legal responsibilities in regards to reporting and investigating incidents and accidents are complied with a prompt action taken when required to
CT308 Understand Health and Safety In Social Care Settings 1. Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in a social care setting. 1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting * Health and Safety at work Act 1974 * Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 · Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 include amendment on 2009 · The Electricity at Work regulations 1989 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 · Communicable diseases and infection control * Working Time Regulations 1998 * Care Standard Act 2000 * Control of exposure to Hazardous to Health 1999 * Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005. · Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Employers have a 'duty of care' to ensure, as far as possible, your health, safety and welfare while you're at work. They should start with a risk assessment to spot possible health and safety hazards. They have to appoint a 'competent person' with health and safety responsibilities usually one of the owners in smaller firms, or a member of staff trained in health and safety. 1.2 Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer Ans) All employers, whatever the size of the business, must: • make the workplace safe • prevent risks to health • ensure safe working practices are set up and followed • make sure that all materials are handled, stored and used safely • provide adequate first aid facilities • tell you about any potential hazards from the work you do - chemicals and other substances used by the firm - and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed • set up emergency plans • make sure that ventilation, temperature, lighting, toilet, washing and rest facilities all meet health, safety and welfare requirements • check that the right work equipment is provided and is properly used and regularly maintained • prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health • avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual
1.2Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures is to follow them by agreed ways of working between employees and employers as well as other outside person(s).Ensuring approved codes of practice within the health and social care setting, in which relate to health and safety. These include recording and reporting procedures; such as how we deal with accidents and / or injuries, as well as emergency and / or first aid situations, for example the administering of first aid only if trained to do so. Other policies and procedures include, general working conditions and the environment we work in, to report and record any “unsafe” conditions, including the use of any equipment that maybe used, adhering to regulations in regards to use of such equipment, whether it be electrical / mechanical, such equipment that may be used when moving and handling, which in turn have own set of guidelines, policies and procedures to adhere to. There are also many other policies and procedure that must be adhered to, own personal safety as well as their