Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Promote and Implement health and safety in health and social care

  Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety.7
        Legislation the relates to health and safety includes 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.
      The main points of health and safety policies and procedures agree with my employer are to have a personal and collective responsibility to promote safe working practices and maintain a healthy, safe and secure workplace. Also that I am to have an awareness of and comply with the organisations health and safety policy. I should also have an awareness of the health and safety risks that I face in my role and the actions I should take to mitigate those risks. Also to take reasonable care not to put others at risk by what you do or don't do in the course of my work.
      The main responsibilities of my employer or manager include making the workplace safe, prevent risks to health. They should provide adequate first aid facilities. They should also notify you about any potential hazards from the work you do for example using the cleaning equipment to clean all our equipment. The employer is also responsible to set up emergency plans for fire escape etc.
      Patients and visitors to the hospital also have a level of health and safety responsibly. For example if they where to notice a wet patch on the floor, to prevent anyone from slipping they should notify and member of staff who can deal with the issue accordingly.
      Tasks that should not be carried out without special training include the use of equipment such as a hoist or wheelchair. First aid must only be given once you have been given adequate training. Medication must only b administered by a trained member of staff to ensure correct dosage is given and given safely. Food handling and preparation must...