1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting
Health and Safety at work Act 1974 - An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 - any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 – it require employers and others to report accidents and some diseases that arise out of or in connection with work.
Care Standard Act 2000 - provides the administration of a variety of care institutions
Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene Regulations 2005 – under this act you must not: provide food that is unfit for people to eat cause food to be dangerous to health provide food which is less than the quality a customer has a right to expect.
1.2 Explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings
Social care settings is a broad term referring to any place where an organization works with those who are ill, injured, disabled, economically challenged, marginalized or otherwise disadvantaged. Obviously, in these settings health and safety standards are important to protect those who use them from illness and injury. All of the above mentioned legislations are crucial part of health and safety. Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how should we maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings.
1.3 Compare the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of:
a) the social care worker:
Follow the training you have received when using any work items your employer has given