QEE3/001 COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1. What are the roles and responsibilities of yourself and others under the Health and Safety at Work Act and current legislation? Personal protective equipment is to be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The Regulations also require that PPE: - is properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable; - is maintained and stored properly; - is provided with instructions on how to use it safely; and - is used correctly by employees. - simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists.
Potential hazards and the harm they can cause. Everyone is at risk of potential hazards in a health and social care environment; staff, patients and even visitors. All hazards fall under one of the 3 main categories of hazards, including health, safety and security. In health and social care environments procedures are followed to reduce the risk of hazards becoming harmful. Here are some of the potential hazards that may cause harm to individuals: 1.
To prevent these hazards: damaged protruding elements must be labeled with a hazard sing or marking to make sure that people are cautious when moving nearby the hazardous object. • Needles, scalpels, scissors. Needle pricks be caused by non typical behavior of the patient, these are hazards which can cause: contact with sharp tools what could be hazards: needle stick or injury. To prevent these hazards: Staffs have to have greater attention and use personal protection (PPE). • Overflowing bins, when bins are not regularly emptied and disposed this hazard can cause: embed around rubbish overflowing: flies, rodents, insects that spread germs and serious disease what may be a cause of many diseases such as: salmonella: typhoid, tetanus and dysentery.
This noise can damage someone’s ear, for example someone who is working on a machine which produces a lot of noise can damage there ears if not wearing the correct ear protection. To prevent this, workers and employers must follow Control of noise at work Regulations 2005 to ensure the safety of themselves and the workers whilst working with high level noises by supplying them with ear protection Issue 4 –Control of hazardous substances Handling hazardous substances is a very dangerous job to do. Some people can lose there eye sight or burn there face by tripping and spilling the substance and it going on there face. You could prevent
Health and safety is very concerning issue in health and social care setting. Organization will identify various risks, factors that are responsible for these risks and suitable actions against these risks. Management will give training regarding this issue to employees. If any employee finds out
To make themselves aware of all safety rules, procedures and safe working practices applicable to their posts. . To ensure that tools and equipment are in good condition and report any defects to the delegated person. . To use protective clothing and safety equipment provided and to ensure that these are kept in good condition.
Employees must cooperate with these arrangements and take reasonable care of themselves and others. Employers have a duty to display a health and safety law poster. Control of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations (COSSH) 1994 Early years setting’s regularly uses cleaning products that could potentially be hazardous. Cleaning maybe required after toileting or paint spillages or any other accident. The following guidelines should be followed to minimise risk of injury: Employers should give training on control measures and how to use them, provide protective clothing and equipment along with emergency procedures.
This plan will also include an explanation of how Mr AA’s pain has been assessed, potential problems which may result from the chosen interventions, and preventative or remedial actions required to address these problems. ASSESSMENT Why ANZCA PS45 (2001) states “ANZCA recognizes that severe unrelieved pain can have severe adverse physical and psychological effects on patients”. Assessment of Mr AA’s pain should have commenced at the point of his accident, however, on arrival in the Operating Suite, a separate nursing and medical assessment would be made to gauge the current level of pain for the patient. This is a vital starting point as “Effective pain management usually requires assessment of physical, psychological and environmental factors in each patient: the aim of such assessment is to enable planning of pain management strategies that will improve physical and mental functioning, in order to restore quality of life as rapidly
The main goal of a worker should be to keep a safe work environment. There are many hazards in any work field. Construction is one of the most dangerous fields of work someone could get into. Following proper OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations and working safely on and around ladders and scaffolding can reduce the amount of injuries and accidents on jobsites. OSHA is the organization that defends the workers right to work in a safe environment and investigate if an injury or death occurs in the work place.
3. What aspects of safety would you consider? When organising resources or equipment I would need to check regularly for damage, missing parts, are the clean and age appropriate. I would also consider it important to notify the teacher of any damage, of equipment that needed attention. I would also to make sure that I used all equipment in line with safety regulations.