Look at the list of Health and Safety legislation given below. Carry out research using the internet and your Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People’s Workforce Candidate Handbook to help you fill in the boxes to describe what each one is about.
|Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 |This is a broad regulation in place to regulate, encourage and enforce health, | | |safety and welfare at work. Since 1974 government ministers have generated specific | | |provisions and supervisions for different industries. | |Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995 |The Toy (Safety) Regulations 1995 set out the essential safety requirements for | | |toys, and these cover elements which include the design and construction of toys, | | |and any risks that toys might pose to children. In settings we are required by this | | |to ensure toys we use are safe. | |Control of Substances Hazardous to Health |COSHH requires employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of | |Regulations 2002 |substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance| | |and incident planning. | |Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 |This legislation is set to ensure employees who undertake manual handling at work | | |avoid risk of injury. It requires employers to provide adequate and relevant | | |training towards safe manual handling. | |Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous |RIDDOR is the statutory obligation to report deaths, injuries, diseases and | |Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 |"dangerous occurrences" that take place at work or in connection with work. Any | | |responsible person must report and serious accidents, major incidents and injuries | | |that require hospital treatment to the relevant regulating authority. | |Childcare Act 2006 |This act requires local authorities to perform a set of duties. These include | | |improving the ECM outcomes for preschool children, Securing sufficient childcare for| | |working parents, providing parental information services and to provide information,| | |advice and training for childcare providers. | |Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 |This act established a system of care regulation in Scotland. The Act‘s purpose is | | |to provide greater protection for people in need of care services and was made by | | |Scottish parliament. Registered organisations inspect services against a set of | | |Scottish national care standards. | |Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 |This legislation applies to nearly all employers and it has a list of requirements | | |that they must undertake to ensure fire safety in the workplace e.g. fire risk | | |assessments, Fire escapes, Fire drills, Fire...
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