Explain The Unit 4222-208 Contribute To Health And Safety

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Unit 4222-208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care (HSC 027) Assessment Criteria Outcome 1 Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting Answer 1.1 Legislation relating to general health and safety: - Health and safety at work act 1974 - manual handling regulations 1992 - reporting of injuries, disease and dangerous occurences regulations (RIDDOR) - Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 (COSHH) Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. Lifting operations and lifting equipment…show more content…
Making sure they are properly labelled is very important as unmarked containers could be easily used incorrectly and the improper substance could cause injury to anyone involved. Also making sure that the substances are kept in acceptable conditions is important, for example some medication is required to be chilled, and so keeping them in a secure and locked fridge would be the only way to secure them safely and to keep them working as well as they possibly can. •Using hazardous substances All hazardous substances should be handled with care, this includes reading the on the label before use, never mixing different substances together, as this can cause very noxious gases and damage you or anyone in the vicinity. You should also only use a substance if you have been trained to do so, which includes using the proper PPE like rubber or latex gloves when using general cleaners as some chemicals can be absorbed through the skin and cause injury or illness. Also, if you encounter any difficulties when using a product then it should be reported immediately to the appropriate person and recorded in the accident book if necessary. And know where any possibly needed first aid equipment is before beginning a task involving hazardous…show more content…
If I was in any doubt whatsoever, I would refuse access and refer any situation whereby an individual was requesting any access or information to my line manager. I would also treat the individual requesting access to premises and/or information with respect and telephone their employer to validate that they are who they say they are. It is important to ensure that others known their own whereabouts so that they know the nearest exit in case of a fire or some other emergency where the building had to be
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