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PROMOTING AND IMPLEMENTING HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTING.

TASK 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3& 1.4
IDENTIFYING THE LEGISLATION RELATING TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

LEGAL FRAME WORK
➢ Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
The health and safety at work Act 1974, this the primary piece of legislation covering the work related health and safety in the united kingdom . it set s out a lot of employers’ responsibilities for health and safety at work ➢ Management Health & Safety Regulation 1999,

Requires employers to carry out risk assessment, make arrangement to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training. ➢ Work place (Health & Safety Welfare) regulation 1992, covering a wide range of basic health and safety welfare issues such as ventilation, heating, lighting , work situations seating and welfare facilities. ➢ Health & Safety (display screen equipment) regulations 1992 set out requirement for work place with visual display units (VDU)s. ➢ Personal protective equipment at work regulations1992 , requires employer to provide appropriate protective clothing requirements for their employers. ➢ Provision and use of work equipment regulation 1998 require that equipment provided for the use of work including machinery is safe. ➢ Manual handling operation regulation 1992, covering the moving of object by hand or bodily force. ➢ Health & Safety (First Aid) regulation 1981 covering the requirements to first aid ➢ The Health & Safety information for employees regulator 1988, require employers to display poster telling the employee what they need to know about the health and safety ➢ Employers’liability ( compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 require employers to take out insurance against accidents and ill health to their employee ➢ Reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence events.regulation 1995 (Riddor) require employee to notify certain occupational injuries disease and dangerous events ➢ Noise at work regulation 1989, require employers to take action to protect employee from hearing damage. ➢ Electricity at work regulation 1989 require people in control to electrical system to ensure they are safe to use and maintain in a safe condition ➢ Control of Substance Hazardous to Health regulation 2002, (COSHH) requires employers to assess the risk from hazardous substance and take appropriate precautions 1.2

Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer in my social setting . This could be summarised in
That my duties is to ensure that the
➢ Safeguarding
➢ Suitable people working in the setting
➢ Suitable premises and equipments
➢ Organisation
➢ Documentation.
The health and safety policies are
➢ To prevent accident and cases of work related ill health and provide adequate control of health and safety risk arising from work activities. ➢ To provide adequate training to ensure employee are competent to do the job. ➢ To engage and consult with employee on day to day health and safety conditions and provide advice and supervision on occupational health. ➢ To implement emergency procedure-evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident. ➢ To maintain safe and healthy working condition, equipment and machinery and ensure safe storage /use of substance ➢ Health and Safety law poster is displayed

➢ First Aid box and accident book is located
➢ Accident and ill health at work is reported under RIDDOR ➢ Signed employer, subject to review, monitoring and revision by?

1.3
Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities

Employee Responsibilities
➢ Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other person at work who may be affected by their actions ➢...
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