Outcome 1 - Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
1.1| Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social-care work setting |
The following is a list of currant legislation;
1) Fire Precautions Act 1971
I have completed a fire precaution course, which we re-cap yearly. Also Style Acre carry out PAT testing on all electrical items, new and old on a regular basis. 2) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The company provide accident books in every house we work in where we must record every accident no matter how big or small. 3) Health And Safety of Work Act 1974
The company provide incident forms which we must record any incidents no matter how big or small that occur. We also have training on a yearly basis to recap. 4) Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 Also LOLER 1998 The company provide very thorough training in this area. This allows us to take care of ourselves and others that may be affected by their or our actions. 5)Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health regulation 2002 (COSHH) The company provide training in this area and all controlled/hazardous substances are kept in a secure cupboard in all of the houses we work in.
In all cases where legislation has an impact on our day to day activities we have forms and books provided to help record any issues that occur in the workplace and have a large amount of supporting information that we can reference when required. This is all supported by yearly re-cap training.
1.2| Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer|
Each employee should be given such information, instruction and training as is necessary to enable the safe performance of work activities. All processes and systems of work should be designed to take account of health and safety and will be properly supervised at all times. Adequate facilities and arrangements will be maintained to enable employees to raise issues of health and safety. Competent persons should be appointed to assist in meeting statutory duties including, where appropriate, specialists are used from outside the organisation. This document will be regularly monitored to ensure that its objectives are achieved. It will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised in the light of legislative or organisational changes. 1.3a| Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities
– self |
To take reasonable care of their own health and safety and those of any other person who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
I always think very carefully, about the risks of the things I do on a daily basis. For example I took some s/u for a day out to Bournemouth which was a stressful long drive. A car pulled out in front of me and I couldn’t help thinking how awful I would have felt if we had ended up having a crash. If i hadn’t taken the risk of driving the s/u would have missed out on a lovely day that they will remember for a long time.
1.3b| Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities
– the employer or manager |
To provide the information, instruction, training and supervision required to ensure the health and safety, at work, of employees and others. They need to make sure that risk assessments are in place before staff are allocated to any individual home. To provide protective equipment so staff can carry out their job properly. Training which is so helpful especially when you come up against new situations that you need guidance with. Make sure the working environment is safe.
Also for the employer to be supportive when behaviour changes which they often do and do so quickly, we need to be listened to.
1.3c| Analyse the main...