Ai. Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999. Health and Safety (Display screen equipment Regulations 1992) ameneded 2002. 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 Regulations 1981.
Aii. Having a Health and Safety Policies and Procedure in place gives full adherence and compliance to the rules and regulations to protect the employers, employees, clients and visitors safeguarding all when using the care setting.
Aiii. The primary responsibility is up to the employer but as a worker you have a duty to take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions. So the legislation requires you as the worker to co-operate to improve and discard any harm in the work place.
Aiv. (a) It is up to the workers to make sure before using equipment that it is safe and has been checked and dated. To report any faults or hazards you may come across. To attend all of your mandatory training stay vigilant. (b) The employer has a duty to make sure that all of their equipment has been regularly checked. To make sure that any reports of faults or hazards has been completed. To provide the proper training for all of their staff. (c) It is your responsibility along with your employer for the safety of all people using our services to be alert at all times e.g. that they don’t leave things laying around, proper signs are put out e.g. wet floors. By showing good example yourself and making them understand the responsibility for their own health and safety.
Av. When a client is being cared for in their own home it is their responsibility to make sure their home is safe. You can carry out a risk assessment but you can only advise the person of the risks.
Avi. (a) So that all equipment is used properly and safely. Without proper training it would be dangerous for yourself and others causing injuries to one or both. (b) So that you can deal with an emergency until assistance arrives. Without the basic knowledge you could do more harm than good. (c) So that medication is given safely to the right client, the correct dosage. Wrong medication to the wrong person, the wrong dosage. Not given in the correct way could lead to a very ill client or maybe even overdosed. (d) So that you always move your clients safely and efficiently using the lifting and handling aids access for them. That you don’t put your client at risk of injury by hurting them or yourself when moving. (e) So that you know exactly where to go to the correct assembly point. To be confident and calm and listen carefully the named person who is responsible for giving you your instructions. To put other people’s lives at risk as well as yourself. (f) That your hands are clean hair tied up. Cutting boards and utensils are all clean. Your food is safe to be ate and good presentation. You could cause your clients to get food poisoning, stomach cramps or diarrhea.
Avii. (a) Smoke and fire alarms checked 1/rly or more if required. Fire doors to be unobstructed at all times. Metal bins and ashtrays where smoking is permitted. Proper storage of flammable materials. By shouting Fire and breaking the fire glass. Ring 999, give the address and postcode. Assemble at the fire point. Turn of powered equipment if possible. Obey all instructions given by supervisory staff. (b) To have carbon monoxide alarms fitted. Have gas appliances properly installed and maintained. Turn gas off at the mains, open windows and make sure the room is well ventilated, call the gas company. (c) Check the property, clear out all private drains and rain gutters. Report any blocked drains owned by the water board. Be vigilant during storms. Keep doors shut tight and use sand bags. Don’t attempt to walk or...