Health and Safety

Unit 306
Understand Health and Safety in social care setting

You have been asked to contribute to an induction day for new staff.   You have been asked to prepare a presentation about Health and Safety.   It must include the following

Task a presentation
A list of the key of key legislation relating to Health and Safety in a social care setting

  * The equality act 2010
  * Health and Safety work act 1974
  * The reporting of injuries, disease and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995
  * Health and Safety (first aid) regulation 1981
  * Manual handling operations regulations 1992
  * Care standards act 2000
  * Food safety act 1990
  * Food hygiene regulations 2005
  * Environment protection act 1990
  * Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002
  * The provision use of work equipment regulations 1998
The regulatory reform (fire safety) regulations 1981

An explanation of how Health and safety policies and procedures protect people using social care setting

Policies and procedures relating to health and social care are put in place to protect individuals.   All social care workers must have an understanding of what is safe and what to do if they feel something isn’t safe.   By law the environment should be kept up to a good standard and kept clean and safe for the individuals who live and work there

An explanation of how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care setting

All employers are responsible to make sure there staff members are safe whilst at work.   If a member of staff was to report unsafe equipment or uneven flooring it would need to be dealt with straight away.   Training like moving and handling – any equipment used for this should be properly maintained by a competent personas it is being used on a daily basis.   This will minimise the risk of harm to the social care worker and the service user.

A comparison of the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities of each of...