hsc 037

Topics: Safety, Occupational safety and health, Risk, Health, International Maritime Organization, Risk assessment / Pages: 33 (3823 words) / Published: Oct 23rd, 2014
Outcome 1 Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety

1. Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting.

There are a number of different legislations to follow relating to health and safety in health or social care setting, such as:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

COSHH – The control of substances hazardous to health

RIDDOR – Used to report incidents, accidents and injuries at work

The above legislation is used to form the basis of Look Ahead’s Health and Safety Manual, which can be accessed using the intranet. Within the manual such topics as first aid, fire safety, home working, slips trips and falls, manual handling and PPE and many more are covered in regards to Health and Safety.

This outcome is fully evidenced by an appropriate answer to the question above.

2. Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer.

The main points agreed with the employer are as follows:

- Working with asbestos materials;

- avoiding slips and trips;

- COSHH

- electrical safety;

- fire safety;

- fire safety;

- food hygiene;

- home and lone working;

- health and safety checks;

- incident and accident reporting;

- infectious diseases;

- managing violence;

- manual handling;

- smoking;

- PPE;

- risk assessment;

- stress;

- workstation and DDE.

This outcome is fully evidenced by an appropriate answer to the question above.

3. Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of:

a. self

b. the employer or manager

c. others in the work setting

A) My

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