Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main Health and safety policies and procedures with my employer are that the employer will carry out risk assessments to make sure there are no health and safety issues in the work place to protect us and to have a duty of care to others, to provide a safe and healthy place to work, to keep temperatures at a safe level to protect staff and residents, to keep equipment safe, make sure the work places are well ventilated, to make sure we have windows that can open and close, and to protect people from falls etc. Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self: My main health and safety responsibilities in work would be to follow the training that I have been given, to co-operate on my manager’s health and safety rules and to take reasonable care of your own and other people’s health and safety. The employer or manager: The employer has a responsibility to follow the regulation which is known as the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’. This is
Basic controls are: * Dispose of waste correctly * Wash hands when appropriate * Keep equipment clean * Remain vigilant and report potential hazards * Attend infection control training and keep updated * Wear clean PPE (personal protective equipment) for each person Maintaining personal hygiene. 1.2 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
QCF Level 3 Knowledge Questions 1) The legal framework for Heath Safety & Security is: The Health & Safety at Work Act Manual Handling Regulations (1992) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regualtions (COSHH)(2002) Reporting of Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) (1995) Health & Safety First Aid Regulations (1981) Management of Health & Safety at work Regulations (1999) 2) Employers must: • Provide a safe work place • Provide health & safety training • Undertake risk assessments • Ensure that ther2 is safe access to & from the workplace • Provide information on Health & Safety 3) Employees must. • Take reasonable care for the safety of themselves and others • Not intentionally damage any equipment or materials provided by the employer • Co-operate with the employer with health & safety matters Both employers and employees have a duty of care to themselves, each other and visitors/users of the premises & services. This means that they have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of others 4) COSHH is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002). This includes (but is not limited to) substances such as cleaning materials, disinfectants, bleaches and naturally occurring substances such as blood. They must be stored in a safe & suitable place, clearly labelled.
Unit 4222-264 February 2013 1.1 Employees are required by the The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to: take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others cooperate with employer in relation to health and safety matters not intentionally damage any health and safety equipment /materials provided by employer. Attend training provided by employer Use protective equipment provided by the employer 1.2 Employers responsibilities in relation to prevention and control of infection, they must: provide a safe workplace carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities provide training for staff provide personal protective equipment ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. 2.1 - HASAWA 1974 (Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) – ( COSHH Regs 2002 ) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regs 2002 focus on hazardous materials used within the workplace/care settings e.g. ; chemicals, disinfectants , urine and blood and their storage, labelling. Regulations explain how hazardous materials should be used, how they should be stored and labelled, how to deal with a spillage.
This act places overall responsibility for health and safety with the employer but also duties on employees, so everyone in a setting has some responsibility for the health and safety of anyone who is there. The act covers the conditions in which places of work must be kept- Buildings should be well maintained and designed with the safety of the users in mind The general environment should be clean and safe Equipment must be safely used and stored Working practice must promote the health and safety of children All employees should be aware of the written statement of safety policy that is required under the act. The act also provides for the protection of employees: The workplace should be safe and not pose a risk to employees’ health Safe systems of working should be in place Articles and substances should be stored and used safely Adequate welfare facilities should be available Appropriate
By ensuring that our own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service users and colleague. Effective hand washing is carried out when working with service users, giving personal care, handling/preparing food. Finally we have to ensure that we use protective clothing provided when needed and appropriate. 1.2Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection Employers must have written policies describing the measures they take to prevent and control infection in order to uphold the law. Employers should have accessible (easily located, understandable, straight forward and manageable) infection prevention and control procedures that ensure a safe environment and safe working practices.
Unit 306: Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Learner Name: Enrolment No: Relates to Unit 306 outcomes 1 What is the name of the main piece of legislation that covers the general health and safety that applies to your work setting? Health and safety at work act 1974 Explain the main areas this act covers including your responsibilities. To ensure that both staff employed by employers and clients/residents remain safe by working in a sensible risk free manner. To make provisions for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, to ensure all individuals are carrying out tasks in a safe correct way-continually keeping risks minimalised.To ensure employers make sure their staff receive the adequate training neccessary to the health and safety this is a legal requirement set out in the act. All employees must inform mangement of any training needs they may have in relation/line with the health and safety at work act.
CU2267 Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1.1 The Health and Safety at work act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation 1.2 covering occupational Health and Safety. Under this act, the employer, the workers and individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure the main premises. Other key pieces of legislation are; Management of health and safety work regulations 1992. Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH). Manual handling regulations 1992 and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1985 (RIDDOR).
Unit 8 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 setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances. Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Unit 208 Outcome 1 1.1 List legislation relating to general health and safety social care setting. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(amended 2002) Health and Safety(First aid) Regulations 1981 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR) 1995 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations(COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 1.2 Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures health and safety safeguarding reporting of accidents waste disposal fire prevention and evacuation procedures security cleaning food safety disposing and storing medicines lone working 1.3 Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of a, the social care worker: My main health and safety responsibilities is to ensure that i am safe in my work and work place and that those around me are not put at risk from my work activities. I have a duty to report any occurrances that break the health and safety policy guidelines of the company and the government. Ensure the safety of the building. I must always report any changes to my personal circumstances and health that may affect my ability to work safely i.e becoming pregnant b,the employer or manager • Provide a safe workplace • Give information on health and safety • Provide free health and safety training • Make sure I can enter and leave the workplace safely ⦁ To be provided free of charge with PPE.