Health and Safety

1.1   Explain the legislative framework for health safety and risk management in the work setting

The health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. It also states that all staff should take reasonable care of themselves and others around them and for their safety. Risk assessments have to be done regarding all types of work we do or the equipment we use to see if it’s safe to do so. All our legislation and policies and procedures are kept in folders in my office so we know where they are at all times and they are relevant and up to date. We have health and safety, COSHH, riddor, Safeguarding, Manual handling operations. The main Health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the manager are to make sure all staff and residents are safe and away from danger at all times. If something is broken remove it so nobody will come to any harm.

1.2 Analyse how policies procedures and practices in own setting meet health safety and risk management requirements.
For the health and safety legislation to be effective, there must be effective ways through which the policies, systems, procedures are implemented. First, the policies must be able to comply with the structures and processes of the organization. Compliance can be achieved through a series of the following steps:
Care planning: There are several means through which an organization can implement its safety policies. Care planning ensures that there is an effective strategy put in place to implement the safety policies. An organization can meet this requirement through maximizing the wellbeing of employees, meeting their needs by enhancing security, and implementing the principles of good practice and security.
Dilemmas: Effective communication of health and safety in the workplace is usually faced with a wide variety of dilemmas and challenges. However, there are various...