Identify Legislation Relating to General Health and Safety in a Health or Social Care Setting

Unit 8
      1.1 Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care setting
The Health and Safety at work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998.
      1.2 Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
Having the responsibility to make sure that they are aware of the company’s health and safety policies, to encourage safe working methods and keep the workplace safe and healthy, being informed about the health and safety risks they may go through during activities and how they can work with care worker to lessen those risks.
1.3 Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of:
a) Self
To take care of your own health and safety by dressing appropriately and tying hair out of the way (for example, when dealing with machinery). To work together with the client so that you meet their needs and to have the training to do the things they require. To not put others around you at risk by being careful of about the things you do.   To report any issues that are caused by your work or affect your ability to work to your employer (like injuries or illnesses).
b) The employer or manager
To provide the care worker with a safe place to work in and not have them be put in risk by making sure they have all the proper training, information and instructions they need, the equipment they use is safe and making them aware of any possible hazards that could be caused by any work they do. Also, to report serious accidents or illnesses to either the Health and Safety Executive or the local authority.
c) Others in the work place
To understand and always follow health and safety policies and procedures so that they do not put themselves or others at risk and to report any issues like hazards.
1.4 Identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training...