Topics: Employment, Safety, Occupational safety and health Pages: 2 (459 words) Published: January 15, 2014
Health and Social Care BTEC
In Task two I’m going to describe in depth how, policies and procedures promote safety in a health and social care setting. Legalisation is a law which has created by the government. There are many legalisation, policies and procedures that are really important which have been put into place as they have a purpose to promote and protect the health and safety of individuals in a health and social care setting. One important piece of legalisation is (COSSH) (The control of substances Hazardous to health regulations) this applies to every health and social workplace. This legalisation promotes safety and protection to individuals in the workplace protecting them from any health risks like hazardous substances that can harm you. The substances may include powerful chemicals or chemicals that may arise from work like fumes or dust. (COSSH) requires employers to follow procedures and to control substances that are hazardous to health such as toxic, corrosive or irritant chemicals like cleaning products. In a care setting such as a nursery, if hazardous substances are not stored properly they are easily accessible to children who may cause any spillage and poison the procedures that must be followed is store the chemicals in a cupboard locked so children are unlikely to get hold of them. Another thing is having dirty unclean nappies, lying around on display; this can cause germs to spread causing an infection within the nursery. The procedures that are needed to be followed are throwing unclean nappies outside in the bins away from children. Another piece of Legalisation is the Health and Safety Work at Work Act this legalisation applies to everywhere especially H&S care setting. This legalisation promotes health and safety rules to try and prevent people from getting hurt or ill and to keep people safe from any accidents. Health and safety is important in a care setting because it makes the person feel safe. The health and safety act...
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