• Ensuring plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems of work are set and followed. • Ensuring articles and substances are moved, stored and used safely. • Providing adequate welfare facilities. • Giving employees the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary for their health and safety. Employees also have legal duties too, which include: • Taking reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or do not do.
We have health and safety, COSHH, riddor, Safeguarding, Manual handling operations. The main Health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the manager are to make sure all staff and residents are safe and away from danger at all times. If something is broken remove it so nobody will come to any harm. 1.2 Analyse how policies procedures and practices in own setting meet health safety and risk management requirements. For the health and safety legislation to be effective, there must be effective ways through which the policies, systems, procedures are implemented.
* Secure the workplace health, safety & welfare of employees * Protect persons (including the general public) at or near workplaces from risks to health & safety arising out of work activities * Ensure that expert occupational health & safety advice is available to employers, employees & contractors * Promote work environments that are adapted to the health & safety needs of employees * Provide workplaces that are free from unnecessary stress & that are secure * Foster cooperation & consultation between employers & employees on matters related to employee health, safety & welfare. Assessment Activity 3: 1. Explain, in your own words, what Duty of Care means to you. Duty of Care is a legal requirement; in which a person must take all means possible to ensure the health, safety & welfare of themselves, workers, general public & contractors, by anticipating possible causes of injury & illness & undertaking prompt actions to remove or minimise these risks, as is reasonably practicable. 2.
Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a piece of legislation which has been put in place in order to ensure a workplace is safe for all employers, employees and visitors within the building or work area and that all risks posed are eliminated or minimised as much as possible. The Management of Health and Safety
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 make sure employees are aware of health and safety, we must make sure we have health and safety posters and policies clearly visibly displayed in common areas. I am also required to maintain a safe place of work by making sure all individuals have safe entry and exit with sufficient fire exits and emergency lighting, emergency alarms, sprinklers, monitoring the temperature of the office and making sure they are no risks to safety such as loose hanging wires, damaged floor tiles etc. Trained First Aiders, Fire Marshals and DSE Assessors should also be allocated. • Outline your responsibility as a manager contained in your organisation’s Health and Safety Policy or Environmental Protection Policy (20 marks) I am responsible as a manager for ensuring that the employees under my control and others, such as clients/visitors are made aware of or are escorted to comply with the Company's Health & Safety Policy. The responsibilities include: • Ensure that the Health & Safety Regulations and related Company's
1. Responsibilities Employer Responsibilities (4) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Section 4 of the Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992 places a duty on anyone responsible for the workplace to ensure that the premises, plant and machinery do not endanger the people using them. This regulation is further detailed by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). The regulations require that equipment provided for use at work is suitable for intended use, safe for use, maintained in a safe condition, only used by people who have adequate instruction & training, accompanied by suitable safety measures e.g. protective devices and is appropriately marked.
Provide a safe system of work and competent, trained and supervised staff. Care for and supervise employees; particularly pregnant workers, disabled workers, illiterate workers etc. Consult with employees on health and safety maters. Provide a safe environment for customers or visitors who use the work
Ofsted) in meeting safety requirements. . To not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety and welfare. . To make themselves aware of all safety rules, procedures and safe working practices applicable to their posts.