The standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out are:
Care standards act 2000 – act of parliament of the UK which provides for the administration of a varitey of care institution, including children’s home, independent hospitals, nursing homes and residential homes.
Domiciliary care regulations 2002
Health and safety at work at 1974 – the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in great Britain. The health and safety executive with local authorities is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts and statutory instruments relevant to the working environment.
Manual handling operations regulations 1992 – MHOR regulations set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling these are: FIRST- avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable. SECOND- assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided. THIRD- reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable.
Codes of practice
National occupational standards.- NOS are statements of the standards of performance of individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with the specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding.
Care quality commission standards
Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999
Safety (general food hygiene) regulations
Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR)
Reflecting on work activities is an importance way to develop own knowledge and skills because this will show how well you are doing in these activities/ job role, where you feel happy the most or where you may need more training in. This is also important that you are meeting all the standards and following to the regulations/ policy and procedures.
This then means that you can have the confidence in