1) Identify legislations relating to general health and safety in a health and social care work setting.
The legislation relating to general health and safety in social care work settings are:
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)
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 hat are given.
There are many health and safety laws and policies that come under the legislations for working in a care sector the Employee rights re Health and Safety the employers have legal obligations to ensure safe and healthy workplace, as an employee they have rights and responsibilities for their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues. The rights are that you are given the correct ppe gloves aprons etc, if any concerns arise and you feel concerned able to move yourself out of the area and inform the management. Health and Safety at work Act (1974) the duty to this act s that the employers are to make sure it is there duty to protect and make sure there employees are safe and are in no harm from danger. As an employee we are to avoid any necessary risks and must always wear the protective gear which is provided by the employer, and follow the training or instructions.
2) Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer.
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 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