Unit 8 Essay

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Unit 8 – Manual Handling 1.1 – Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health and social care work setting. You are generally covered by the Health and Safety at work act 1974 (HAWAWA). 1.2 – Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. -To make the workplace safe, - To make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly, - Make sure all protective clothing is being used, - To report all injuries, - To take reasonable care of your own health and safety, - To co-operate with your employer. 1.3 – Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: Self -To take reasonable care of your own health and safety. -To avoid wearing jewellery and loose clothing, especially when using machinery. -To take reasonable care not to put other people at risk. -To co-operate with your employer. - To report any injuries or illness. - To tell your employer if something happens that might affect your ability to work. The employer/manager -To make the workplace safe. - To prevent risk’s to health. -Ensure that machinery is safe to use. - Set up emergency plans. - Make sure working conditions all meet health, safety and welfare requirements. - Provide protective equipment free of charge. Report certain incidents. Others in the work setting -To be provided free of charge with PPE. - To have any risks to your health and safety properly controlled. -To tell your employer of any concerns you might have. - To have rest breaks during your working day. 1.4 – Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training. Moving people without proper training. Using equipment such as hoists. Any first aid training. 1.5 – Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety.

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