Unit 504 Level 5 Leadership in H&S Care

Understand the current Legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health, and social care or children and young people’s settings
1.1Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting
Northern Ireland has three different types of laws that are followed: we have common law which is not in writing, we have statue law which is in written down in acts and we also have European directives. The status law is primary legislation which is passed through parliament and failure to comply with it could end up in a fine or even prosecution. There are many Orders and Acts regarding Health and Safety and risk management but the primary ones used are as follows: Yes
• Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978
• Control of Substances Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 and 2004
• Lifting Operations and lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 amended in 2002
• Management of Health and Safety at work Regulation 2000
• Personal Protective Equipment at work Regulations 1993
• Reporting of injuries, Diseases Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
• Work Place (health, safely, and welfare regulations) 1993
• Manual Handling Regulations 1992
• Food Safety Act 1990
• Fire and Safety Regulation 2010
I will try and explain how these orders are put in places and within my own setting. Great
Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978
All employees have an obligation to take reasonable care of their own and their fellow employees health and safety. The Health and Safety at Work Order 1978 applies to every type and place of employment. If an employer doesn’t have this in action the employee has the right to take action against them. It also requires any employer who employs five or more people, to prepare a written statement of their Health and Safety Policy. As a company with more than five staff we have a health and safety police...