Bi) Laws relating to health and safety
Health and safety at work act 1974 - is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. > Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) - Care providers must protect staff and service users from harm by ensuring that potentially dangerous substances are safely stored and that staff that use them are properly trained to do so. > Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) - Employers have an obligation to report death or serious workplace accidents and occupational diseases. > Personal Protective Equipment Work Regulations 1992 (PPE) – This act deals with protective clothing and equipment that must be worn to protect the employee against health and safety risks. > Workplace (health, safety and welfare) regulations 1992 - These regulations are concerned with the working environment. They place a duty on employers to make sure that the workplace is safe and suitable for the tasks being carried out there, and that it does not present risks to employees and others.
Bi) Laws relating to moving and handling`
> Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) – Sets out methods and requirements to be met when manually handling objects inc. people