Unit 8

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Unit 8 promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Understand own responabilites and the responabilities 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 legislations are:

* the health and safety at work act 1974
* management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * manual handling operations regulations 1992
* health and safety first aid regulations 1981
* RIDDOR
* COSHH
1.2 explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main points are agreed ways of working, approved codes of practice in health and social care, how to deal with accidents, injuries and emergency situations, dealing with blood and other body fluids, reporting procedures, understanding moving and handling procedures and understanding how to use mechanical or electrical equipment. 1.3 analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of: Self: we have to take care of our own health and safety at all times. Understanding relevant legislation and agreed ways of working. Make sure we have relevant training and make sure you wear correct PPE is worn at all times and the correct equipment is used. The employer or manager: this is so u do the job safely, how to get first-aid treatment, what to do in an emergency, the employers are to provide training so that the job can be done safely. Others in the work settings: this is the reasonability of others including team members, other colleagues, family and carers. They have to be mindful of the health and safety issues. Understanding the advantages of others taking responsibility for health and safety issues. 1.4 identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training There are certain tasks that should not be carried out without special training such as use of equipment, first aid,...
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