Health and safety act working together.
The human rights act.
Equal opportunities act. (sp).
Manual handling regulation.
The main points of health and safety procedures are to maintain good physical health while in the working environment, and Healthy living while at the workplace. And also to maintain maximum damage control for injuries sustained while in the job. Before starting in a new position, it often requires that these conditions are agreed upon with the prospective employer.
As an employee you have rights, and must take responsibility for your own well being and also your colleagues. You must follow work regulation policies and procedures of the business, organisation and the health authority. You must take care of your own health and safety, avoiding wearing jewellery or loose baggy clothing.
Employer or Manager.
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure as much as possible health and safety, and your welfare while at work. They should start with risk assessment as to possible health and safety hazards.
They have to appoint a competent person with health and safety responsibilities, usually one of the owners, or a suitably trained member of staff.
If you have not done any special training, you must not use any moving and handling equipment such as a hoist,sling, slide board/sheet, or change dressings or administer medication.
You can access the additional support relating to the health and safety, by making direct contact to a given health and safety institution. Also speak to your manager or senior on duty.
To identify and assess all of the hazards that has the ability or potential to cause harm.
If you do not assess the health and safety hazards, you will not be able to reduce the risk and more people could be injured or hurt.
Always report any risks immediately, and also in writing, however if the risk is high resulting in serious harm