DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3 (Adult)
UNIT: HSC 037
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Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety.
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care work setting.
There are a number of legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social care setting. The setting in which I am working provide support and are generally covered by the health and safety at work act 1974 (HASAWA). This act is like the overall umbrella that has been updated and supplemented by all the regulations and guidelines which extend it, support it or explain it.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 also include
(a) Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992(as amended 2002) which states that all hazardous manual handling activities should be avoided. Where such activities cannot be avoided they must be risk assessed any identified risks reduced, so far as is reasonably practicable. An example of this being the hoisting of residents where required. It also set out general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other.
(b) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) places a duty on me as a support worker to ensure that potentially infectious materials within the home and identified as hazards and dealt with accordingly.
(c)Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) (amended 2008) places a duty on me to report outbreaks of certain diseases as well as accidents.
(d) Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 : this set out the essential aspects of first