To co-operate with 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.
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 1.1Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. It is relevant, up-to-date legislation from the Health and Safety Commission and Executive (HSC/E), including local, national and European requirements for health and safety in a health and social care work setting - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. 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.
Unit 4222-208 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care Outcome 1 1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. * Manual handling * Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 * Fire Safety (Employees _ Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010 * Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 2. Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer.
UNIT 21 UNIT CODE : ICO1 THE PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL 1.1 EXPLAIN EMPLOYEES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION 1.1 The Care worker has a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take care of one`s own health and safety and others you care or support including their family, friends and work colleagues. The act requires Carers to : * Take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others. * Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters .Not intentionally damage any Health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer * Attend training provided by the employer * Use protective equipment provide by the employer In respect of the prevention of infection you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. 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 I( personal protective equipment) for each person * Maintaining personal hygiene. 1.2 EXPLAIN EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION 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.
Unit HSC 027 Outcome 1: Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work place 1.1: Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation in regards to general health and safety in a work setting. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. The employer should have an accessible copy of this Act kept on the premises. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasizes what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health.
P3 you need to Risk assessment is when all the risks that are present and need to identify steps to reduce the risk. It is important for the employer to take responsibility to expect danger and should measures to reduce risks. Employees would need to understand the rules and regulations in order to follow from risk assessment and help define individual and cooperative responsibilities. Employees should have the right to work in a safe workplace, and the people who are using services are allowed to care and support that is safe. Risk assessment is held under the health and safety at Work Act (1974).
By abiding by the laws you won’t face costly legal battles in the future. It also assures you are providing quality goods and services to customers. The aim of health and safety legislation is to provide all workers the same standard of health and safety protection regardless of where they work or what they do. Employers have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. They are legally obliged to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers and other people who could be affected by work carried out by the
For the protection of service user and the carer. It is important that it used correctly to prevent the risk of infection and cross infection. PPE is a barrier between the carer and other surfaces therefore giving protection to both the carer and service user. 4. State current regulation and legislation to PPE Answer There are legal duties and responsibilities of the employer under the health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to supply all PPE that is needed for employees when carrying out their work.
Unit 306 – Understand health and safety in social care settings 1. Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings. 1.1) Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Current legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting includes the Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995, Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 (COSHH), Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR), Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Health and Safety at work act 1974, The management of health and safety work regulations 1999, Personal protective equipment (PPI) regulations 1992 and manual handling operations regulations 1992. 1.2) Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings by having an agreed understanding of ways of working within the company how these policies and procedures protect individuals is by reducing crucial risks and has measures in place for hazards.
They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims. ( ACAS Definition- Duty of Care from an employer’s perspective) In my role, I act with a duty of care to the service user, ensuring that provision of care and support is conducted in a way that ensures safety from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services but also the care workers of the establishment. How this affects your work role? The duty of care I have in my job is to keep myself safe and my service user safe.