* All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how should we maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings. Let alone, Food hygiene regulation 2005, which explains the responsibilities, involves handling food safely in order to avoid contamination and food poisoning. Environmental protection act 1990 which describes the responsibilities involves handling clinical wastes in order to prevent harm to the environment. Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible.
They are also needed to inspect all allocated premises for compliance with health and safety legislation. If need be, environmental health officers can close down cafe / restaurants / factories that make food if they do not meet certain standards. The second most important people to help prevent food poisoning is the consumer. It is their responsibility to make sure that the food they have bought its to be stored and cooked in the appropriate way according to the food label. It is also incredibly important that the food being carried away is being treated well whilst being transported.
Kelly-Ann Radcliffe Health and Social Care Unit 4222-264: The Principles of infection Prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1:1 Employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This tells workers that they have to do certain things in order to comply with the act and they are: * To take responsibility of there own safety and the safety of others. * To cooperate with your employer regarding health and safety matters. * To not intentionally damage and health and safety equipment provided by your employer. * Attend all training that is provided by your employer.
Every piece of legislation describes guidance of responsibilities. It also guides us on how we should follow and maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings. Food hygiene regulation 2005, explains the responsibilities, involves handling food safely in order to avoid contamination and food poisoning. Environmental protection act 1990 describes the responsibilities involves handling clinical wastes in order to prevent harm to the environment. Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible.
Page 5-9. Discuss the effects of unsafe practices when preparing, cooking and serving food in a Health and Social Care setting. Page 10-11. Assess the effectiveness of safe practices en preparing, cooking and serving food in a Health and Social Care setting. Page 12 Cooking food: When staff are cooking food they must ensure that certain regulations and rules are being followed for example: hygiene control, pest control and temperature control.
Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring.
- keep the high standard of hygiene etc. - protect individuals from dangerous situation or people who wants to harm them Question 3: Find your care setting’s complaints policy and answer the following questions: 1. What are the procedures in a complaint being dealt with We have to report to the manager straight away and if necessary not to get involved because sometimes can make things worse. If I can deal with the complaint I will do it but I will write everythig down 2. What is your role in responding to a complaint?
How legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings Health and safety at work act 1974 (HASAW) - This act provides general guidance about health and safety. The duty of the employer is to make sure health and safety of their employees and show that they have taken all attainable steps to do this. The employer should also give training and safety equipment, employers should carry out regular checks and improve and put in place a health and safety policy. If employers have more than five staff they have to carry out a risk assessment to find any possible hazards to employees. Information should be displayed around the work place for employees to see, for example, this could be posters.
This regulation concerns how food should be handled safely to avoid contamination and food poisoning. This is in order to protect the service user from potential harm; in addition, it is a legal requirement. 2) An agreed way of working could be to protect the service user’s confidentiality. As long as a situation does not place the service user in danger or give cause for concern, then a care worker must keep information given to them confidential. It is the responsibility of the healthcare worker to handle information appropriately; this applies to all information whether it is an opinion given verbally, social information, or financial or medical records.
Health & Safety Legislations relating to health and safety in social care settings: Health and Safety at work act 1974 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 Health and Safety (first aid) Regulation 1981 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Working Time Regulations 1998 Care Standard Act 2000 Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 1995 COSHH Health and Safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings by setting a standard and procedure to how people should work, for example employers must have certain training in place such as manual handling which enables staff to assist residents to transfer in such a way that prevents them both from harm, not only do these policies and procedures protect the people using