Unit 306 Health And Safety Essay

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UNIT 306 1.1 The legislation relating to health and safety are as follows Reporting of Injury,Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations1995 {RIDDOR} Food Safety Act 1990 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations {COSSH} Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 1.2 The health and safety policies and procedures are put in place to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained and that the health and safety requirements are met. Examples of this can be making sure that any equipment used is maintained and safe to use, exits and entrances should be kept clear of clutter. Regular training and supervisions need to take place to ensure that all staff know the…show more content…
Only trained staff can give first aid but help must always be called for and the area made safe. If you are unsure of what to do wait for help to arrive but monitor and reassure the person who has been injured. Certain illnesses, diseases or injuries or serious injuries need to be reported under RIDDOR regulations. 4.1 To support my colleagues in preventing the spread of infection i always wash my hands before and after every task and before i put my protective equipment on that is provided by my employer so that they then will do the same. If i can see they are not doing this i would explain why we have to do it and the risks involved not just to our clients but also to ourselves. If i can see that my colleagues are unsure of anything then i would tell them to inform our employer so that further training can be arranged.
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