Duty of care affects a social care worker by prompting the independence of the service user follow practice and procedures designed to keep you and others safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work. Complying with employer’s health and safety polices help service users and carers to make complaints. Aiii) what having duty a duty of care means for a care giving organisation. To help service users remember that we are not here to stop them from doing what they want to do it is about making sure service users have information about risk assess risks. If service users are happy we will get more referrals and good reports from CQC.
|Unit 15: PWCS 37 Understand health and safety | Introduction The aim of this workbook is to allow you to present evidence for the criteria listed below. Your assessor will ask you to consider your job role and experience in your workplace to answer the questions contained within this assignment. Your assessor will assess your answers and provide you with feedback. Unit Summary This unit will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the various areas in social care, which are covered by health and safety policy and procedures. You will investigate the precautions, which are intended to preserve the safety of both staff and individuals who use the services.
Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer. 2.1. There are a few different legal regulations and standards relating to infection prevention and control. The majority of legal regulations fall under the health and safety at work act 1974, which is about making sure the workplace, is safe for all employees, employers and members of the public by minimising accidents and also preventing infection occurring and spreading. The management of health and safety at work act
A safe workplace is more effectively achieved when everyone involved in the work communicates with each other to identify hazards and risks, talks about any health and safety concerns and works together to find solutions, this includes cooperation between the people who manage or control the work and those who carry out the work or who are affected by the work. In deciding how to control risks, you must consult with your workers who will be affected by this decision, either directly or through their health and safety representative. Their experience may help you identify hazards and choose practical and effective control measures. Regularly walking around the workplace, talking to your workers and observing how things are done will also help you identify hazards. Conducting a survey of your workers can provide valuable information about work-related health issues such as
UNIT HSC 027 4222-208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care 1. Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others relating to health and safety in the work settings 1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work settings Two of the most important pieces of health and safety legislation affecting educational establishments across the UK are the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These set the standards that must be met to ensure the health and safety of all employees and others who may be affected by any work activity.
Risk Management Issue Protecting employees from potential injury risks in the workplace is a consequential goal for risk management and employees. The Infectious Disease Specialists infusion clinic is at a contingency for accidents, injuries, and exposures. “Health care workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including needle stick injuries, back injuries, exposure, latex allergy, violence, and stress” ("NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics", 2011, para. 1). The purpose of this paper is to identify the processes Infectious Disease Specialists has in place and what the plan for improvement is.
2. explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The Health and Safety Legislation require that employers have a duty of care to protect employee for example: * Provide a safe workplace * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities * Provide training to staff * Provide PPE * Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. The employer should have infection prevention control policies and procedures for the staff. The manager will support and advise the Carer in respect of these procedures
Adequate welfare provisions for staff at work. Safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances. Maintenance of safe access to the work place. 2.1 Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace.
Health & Safety MU2.4 1.1 Health & Safety is to protect children, staff, parents and carers when entering the building so risks to safety are properly controlled. The name of the policy is Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the date it was amended is 18th August 2014. It is due to be revised 30th July 2015. Key things from the Health & Safety policy are: * To provide adequate control of Health & Safety risks arising from our work activities * To consult with employers on matters affecting H&S * To provide and maintain safe plant of equipment * To ensure safe handling & use of substances (i.e. cleaning products) * To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees * To
Unit 8 - Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Learning outcome 1.2 - Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers related health and safety in England. It sets out mainly the employers responsibilities for your health and safety whilst in the workplace. Health and safety executives should complete adequate risk assessments thereby adhering to the Health and Safety Act. It is also the employee's duty to take care and time to read the risk assessment reports and follow any changes that have been made.