Unit 7 Health and Safety

Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
The legislation related to health and safety includes the 1974 health safety act, this enforces minimum standards of the work place and is extended and supplemented to include
  * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999.
  * The manual handling operations regulations 1992 (amended 2002)
  * Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981
  * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations   (RIDDOR) 1995
  * Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSSH) 2002
Main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with employer are, moving position, accident reporting, use of chemicals and hazardous materials, use of equipment, keeping work place safe.
In conclusion all points on the health and safety legislation must be included in workplace policies.
The responsibilities of the employer are to provide a safe environment, safe equipment, training for staff and equipment, conduct risk assessments, report and respond to health and safety risks.
Employe   attend training, use PPE and report and identified risks. Risk assessments must be adhered to and any changes reported to manager.
The employer and employee have equal responsibility regard health and safety.
Others including visitiors must be made aware of evacutuion procedures in event of fire, where essemble point is and there responsibily for not putting others at risk whilst on the premisies.
The task what must not be conducted without training include, medication first aid, use of equipment, oxygen management and gastro feeds.
Any additional support I require regarding health and safety can be obtained from my manager. Helalth and safety policies and procdures or the health and safety executive.
The types of accidents that can occur in my workplaces include, slips trips and falls, any sudden illness can include gastro...