PROMOTING AND IMPLEMENTING HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTING.
TASK 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3& 1.4
IDENTIFYING THE LEGISLATION RELATING TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
LEGAL FRAME WORK ➢ Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
The health and safety at work Act 1974, this the primary piece of legislation covering the work related health and safety in the united kingdom . it set s out a lot of employers’ responsibilities for health and safety at work ➢ Management Health & Safety Regulation 1999, Requires employers to carry out risk assessment, make arrangement to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training. ➢ Work place (Health & Safety Welfare) regulation 1992, covering a wide range of basic health and safety welfare issues such as ventilation, heating, lighting , work situations seating and welfare facilities. ➢ Health & Safety (display screen equipment) regulations 1992 set out requirement for work place with visual display units (VDU)s. ➢ Personal protective equipment at work regulations1992 , requires employer to provide appropriate protective clothing requirements for their employers. ➢ Provision and use of work equipment regulation 1998 require that equipment provided for the use of work including machinery is safe. ➢ Manual handling operation regulation 1992, covering the moving of object by hand or bodily force. ➢ Health & Safety (First Aid) regulation 1981 covering the requirements to first aid ➢ The Health & Safety information for employees regulator 1988, require employers to display poster telling the employee what they need to know about the health and safety ➢ Employers’liability ( compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 require employers to take out insurance against accidents and ill health to their employee ➢ Reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrence events.regulation 1995 (Riddor) require