1.1 ‘The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Food Safety Act 1990 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE) 1992 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002).
1.2 Health and safety policies and procedures set out what must be done to maintain a safe place of work and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation. For an example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly this include fire test, hoisting equipment so risks to health and safety are minimised. It is also important that there are measures and risk assessments in place to protect vulnerable groups(these should be in the companies polices and procedures) . Training and supervision must also be provided to staff for example on the practices to follow for reporting of faulty equipment, including who this must be reported to, where this must be recorded and how.
1.3 -= 1) Self - My main health and safety responsibilities are: monitor the workplace practices such as care activities, care procedures, the use of care materials and equipment. Minimise any risk of danger and possibility of injury and harm to service users, others and myself...Report and record any health and safety concerns. Attend training.
2) Employer/Manager - The main health and safety responsibilities are: make sure every member of staff is aware of his/her responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety Policy, ensure that there are safe working methods and equipment in place to avoid injury, damage and wastage… Assess and