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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH AND SAFETY IN SOCIAL CARE SETTING

You have been asked to contribute to an induction day for new staff. You are to prepare a presentation about Health and Safety. It must include the following: Ai A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002). Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 COSHH Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) amended 2008) Health and Safety First Aid Regulation 1981

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Aii An explanation of how Health and Safety policies and procedures protect people using social care settings. Supports people using social care to take steps about their own safety. Access and manage risks to their health and well being.

Understand and take responsibility for promoting their own health and care.

Aiii An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care settings. It protects the health and safety commission ensure that risk to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled in the work in social care.

Aiv A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of the following: Social care worker: Using the systems and procedures correctly. Reporting flaw or gaps in the systems equipment or procedures in use. Employer/Manager: Planning safety and security. Providing information about safety and security. Updating systems and procedures. Individuals: Safety of people using facilities – own safety and safety of the environment.
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