1) Identify legislations relating to general health and safety in a health and social care work setting. The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)
Food Safety Act 1990
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 hat are given. There are many health and safety laws and policies that come under the legislations for working in a care sector the Employee rights re Health and Safety the employers have legal obligations to ensure safe and healthy workplace, as an employee they have rights and responsibilities for their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues. The rights are that you are given the correct ppe gloves aprons etc, if any concerns arise and you feel concerned able to move yourself out of the area and inform the management. Health and Safety at work Act (1974) the duty to this act s that the employers are to make sure it is there duty to protect and make sure there employees are safe and are in no harm from danger. As an employee we are to avoid any necessary risks and must always wear the protective gear which is provided by the employer, and follow the training or instructions. 2) Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. Health and safety policies and procedures set out what must be done to maintain a safe place of work and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation. For example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly so risks to health and safety are minimised. It is also important that there are measures and risk assessments in place to protect vulnerable groups. Training and supervision must also be provided to staff for example on the practices to follow for reporting of faulty equipment, including who this must be reported to, where this must be recorded and hoIn the care sector of my work placement, we are to have multiple training sessions to make sure we are fully aware of the health and safety regulation that is expected working in care with the residents. The work polices are in an event of a fire or a fire drill we are to let the management know and to evacuate the building safely and calmly to the front of the building car park, and a wait for the management conformation of the procedure on what is happening. When moving and handling we are trained before using any equipment so that we are certain on how to manoeuvre the hoist correctly without causing harm to ourselves and to the residents. Also when manoeuvring the resident in bed to not hook under their arms to use the slide sheets provided and used correctly to move then up the bed or to a suitable position moved to either eating or make them more comfortable. 3) Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of:
The employer or manager
Others in the work setting
Self- My main health and safety responsibilities are: monitor the workplace practices such as care activities, care procedures, the use of care materials and equipment. Minimise any risk of danger and possibility of injury and harm to service users, others and myself, report and record any health and safety concerns. Employee Responsibility re Health and Safety we are to take care of your own health and safety avoid wearing jewellery or loose clothing when operating machinery, always tie your hair up or head scarf make sure hair out of the way. Take care do not put other member of staff or member of the public at...
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