Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings.

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CU308P/CT308 Understand health and safety in social care settings 1.1 Current legislation and subsequent amendments may include: Health & Safety at Work Act 1 The Management of Health & Safety Work Regulations Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 3 The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) Personal Protective equipment regulations 1.2 All policies and procedures protect those we care for as this is why they are in place to ensure staff adhere to them to make sure the people we care for are protected, we have agreed ways of working and all staff need to be up to date and know the policies and procedures. 1.3 carers responsibilities: Take reasonable care of my health and safety. Take reasonable care not to put other people, including other employees and members of the public at risk by what I do or don’t do at work. Co-operate with my employer making sure I get proper training and understand and follow my workplace health and safety policies. Not to interfere with or misuse anything that’s been provided for my health, safety or welfare. Report injuries, strains or illnesses I suffer as a result of doing my job. Tell my employer if something happens that might affect my ability to work, for example becoming pregnant or sustaining an injury. Not to undertake any health and safety tasks that I haven’t been trained to do. Employer or management responsibilities: Provide a safe workplace. Give information on health and safety. Provide free health and safety training. Make sure you can enter and leave the workplace safely. Other people in the care setting responsibilities: Follow health and safety advice given to them. Co-operate with you to use appropriate
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