My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely. As an employee I also have to follow COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) in my workplace. This means I have to follow the procedures set in place by my employer and attend training. I have to make sure any hazardous substances are kept locked away where unauthorized people cannot get them. I also need to dispose of hazardous substances correctly and not mix substances in case of any hazardous fumes or explosions that may occur.
CU2547 1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting. Health and safety at work ACT 1974 Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 manual handling operations regulations 1992 health and safety regulations 1981 (first aid) Dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 ( RIDDOR) Control of hazardous to health regulations 2002 (COSHH) 1.2 describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. 1. To make the workplace safe. 2.
A list of the principles to be followed for safe moving and handling. Up to date training on manual handling must be carried out and a risk assessment must be carried out, recorded and followed to minimise the risk of injury to the individuals and the staff. This would provide information such as the number of people required to transfer a service user, mobility equipment needed ect. Care plans must be complete, up to date and read to understand the heath requirements of the individuals. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations are all legislations relevant to moving and handling and these must be followed.
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.
The most common for of this is in a manual for employees. This is a crucial tool as it sets out guidelines on safe working practices of the business and how they should be implemented. It should also inform employees abut what is expected of them. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures are: •To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work•To protect other people from hazards arising from work. •To control the keeping and use of hazardous substances and materials All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.
Unit 306 Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1.1 The different legislations that relate to health and safety in social care settings include: Health and safety at work act 1974 – This Act covers occupational health and safety in Briton. Local authorities along with the health and safety executive are responsible for enforcing the act. Manual Handling operations regulations 1992 – This regulation is in place to reduce the risk of injury through manual handling tasks. It applies to a wide range of tasks such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. Provisions and use of work equipment regulation 1998 – This regulation covers all the equipment I may use while at work.
• Making the environment safe for everyone’s use. • Following organizations policy and procedure on health and safety. 2. Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999- This place responsibility on employers to provide adequate trainings for the staff under their employment.. They must also carry out risk assessments, remove or reduce any health and safety hazards identified.
The health and safety (first aid) regulations. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Make the workplace a safe environment to work in and prevent any risks to health. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and regularly checked. Regularly do risk assessments so that they can minimise and identify any potential risk that could hard staff or service users.
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. • The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous situations need to be reported. • The Personal Protective Equipment regulations 1992 requires employers to provide the correct protective equipment for employees such as gloves, aprons, goggles etc... • The Health and safety First Aid regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel (first aider) to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. • The Employers Liability Regulations 1969 requires employers to obtain the correct and adequate
CYP 3.4 1.4: Explain how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in own work setting or service. Name and Description of Legislation | How this relates to practice | The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974This Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.Among other provisions, the Act also requires: * Safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems. * Maintenance of safe access to the workplace. * Safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances.