Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the employer, the employee, and where appropriate the service users I support have a responsibility to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace.
There are two accident books in the organisation: one for service users and the other for members of staff.
It is important to record each accident that happen to me or that I witness. The books are reviewed by the management team and help to prevent future accidents.
If I have suffered from a communicable illness, I should not come to work until I have been given the “all clear” from my doctor.
Correct moving and handling is vital part of my role. It is essential that one learn how to move and handle things correctly; otherwise I could hurt myself and others. It is the carer legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques as trained.
It is important that I understand how to prevent fire and what to do in the event of a fire.
As a carer, I will need to understand the principles of safe food handling.
Infection control is about controlling the spread of communicable diseases between service users, staff and visitors.
1.3. COMPARE THE DIFFERENCES IN THE MAIN HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSABILITIES OF:
a) THE SOCIAL CARE WORKER
b) THE EMPLOYER OR MANAGER
c) OTHERS IN THE SOCIAL CARE SETTING
• It is my responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that I have learned during my training. The principle of safe moving and handling to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users.
• It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation.
• I have a responsibility to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace.
• Under COSH regulations, I have the responsibility to ensure chemicals are stored securely, and used in compliance with their