P2: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1: Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting. HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT: Health and safety at work act legislation influence in health and social care setting by making sure there are no risks and hazards which can cause the staff any harm. This is done by them making sure individuals in the hospital or nursing home need to be careful with the items they are working with. The hospital or care home have to follow these guidelines and legislation because if they need to make sure the environment around them is safe and free from any danger that may cause harm to other patients.
The health and safety (first aid) regulations. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Make the workplace a safe environment to work in and prevent any risks to health. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and regularly checked. Regularly do risk assessments so that they can minimise and identify any potential risk that could hard staff or service users.
Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Technical Certificate Unit 8 – How to handle Information in Social care Settings Learning Outcome 1 The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 is the main piece of legislation covering health and safety in the workplace, and both the employers and employees have to make sure that all work is carried out as safely as possible. Employers have to protect employees and other people, and employees have every right to expect that their employer is doing all they can to protect them at work. But employees are also responsible for protecting themselves and others. All organisations should have written policies and procedures on issues such as health and safety and these should be openly available. The most common for of this is in a manual for employees.
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.
CU2624 1.1 The Health and Safety at work ect Act 1978 Regulates health and safety within the workplace, and under this piece of legislation you have a legal obligation to follow the policies and procedures your employer has established within the workplace. If you do not follow these the consequences of your actions could be severe. It could lead to accidents, mistakes, illness, death, charges of assault, complaints, disciplinary, dismissal, prosecution and even the closure of the organisation. You also have a duty to ensure you attend any training provided by your employer. This will ensure you are up to date with all aspects of handling medication.
Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Aiii) What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff.
P3 you need to Risk assessment is when all the risks that are present and need to identify steps to reduce the risk. It is important for the employer to take responsibility to expect danger and should measures to reduce risks. Employees would need to understand the rules and regulations in order to follow from risk assessment and help define individual and cooperative responsibilities. Employees should have the right to work in a safe workplace, and the people who are using services are allowed to care and support that is safe. Risk assessment is held under the health and safety at Work Act (1974).
(COSHH) * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures. Whilst the company has a key responsibility in managing Health and Safety in the workplace, we all as employees have a part to play. We are all responsible for acting in a safe manner whilst at work. By understanding our responsibilities and following our safety rules, we will be helping to comply with Mears legal duties and contributing to the safe running of our workplace. My responsibilities as set out by Mears are.
Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care Assessment. P2/M1 Health and Safety at work: Health and safety Act 1974 is a piece of legislation covering health and safety in Great Britain. It is put in place for all employers to make sure they are safely operating in the working environment, maintaining a high standard to ensure that accidents at work are kept to a minimum. By training the staff on how to be safer and more precious around machinery and other people it impacts on safeguarding for everyone in the environment as it puts people less as risk because hazards are reduce to a minimum. Some of the training involved for employers trying to improve health and safety would be risk assessments, setting up emergency procedures and making arrangements for implementing the health and social measures identifies as necessary.
Some may be obvious and quite likely to happen, such as slipping in a place where floors are often wet. Others may be less obvious, but could have such serious consequences that I need to makes sure the risks are controlled take for example going onto a roof for cleaning or repairs. The health and safety at work etc Act 1974, is used to ensure that everyone in the health and social care setting is working safety and they are promoting the safety of each service user. The management of health and safety at work regulation 1990 also apply to every workplace and require all risk to be assessed and controlled. Keeping a record It is important to keep a record of all risk assessment but important of everyone who uses the care setting.