Unit 504

1. 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
      2.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting
Legislation | Purpose | My responsibilities |
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 | To keep all employees safe | Ensure written policies are in place, regularly reviewed and to ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities under the Act. |
Health & Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 | To ensure the first aid care is available to everyone in the workplace | To provide training to sufficient designated first aids and to maintain adequate first aid facilities/equipment. |
Food Safety Act 1990,Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 | To minimise risk due to food handling in the workplace | Ensure good personal hygiene procedures are in place and followed.Ensure any hazards are identified and controlled |
Manual Handling Operations regulations 1992 | To minimise risk due to moving and handling | Ensure any hazards are identified and controlled. Ensure staff are trained in moving and handling protocols. |
Control of Substances hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 | Minimise the risk from the use of substances that may be hazardous to health | Carry out regular risk assessmentsEnsure staff are suitably trained |
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992 | To minimise the risk of cross infection in the workplace | To ensure policies and procedures are in place for infection control. To provide training in infection controlTo provide appropriate PPE equipment. |
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 | To minimise risk in the workplace of electricity | To maintain electrical equipment and have a regular routine for completing and recording safety checks |
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations...