Social: Occupational Safety and Health and Personal Protective Equipment Essay

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1.1 Legislations relating to general Health and Safety in social care setting :
Health and Safety at work Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999
Manual Handling operations Regulations 1992
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995(RIDDOR)
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Provision and use of work equipment 1992 (PUWER)
Lifting operation and lifting equipment regulations 1992
Personal Protective Equipment at work regulations (PPE)

1.2 Main points of Health and Safety policies and procedures:

Recognise the risks when people are working
Control measures to keep risks to minimum as possible
First aid, emergencies and fire
Have a reporting system for when accidents happen
Arrangements for helping to protect people
Communicating with colleges bout health and safety effectively

1.3 Main Health and Safety responsibilities for :
Social care worker:
To co – operate with employer by following policies and procedures
Take care of their Health and Safety as well as others
Always use personal protective equipment as needed
Must achieve all training provided and follow instruction
Do not interfere or misuse equipment or anything provided for Health and Safety Employer / manager
To provide the correct equipment
To provide information, training and supervision as required
Make sure risk assessments have been carried out by a fully trained and qualified person Make sure equipment is safe to use also have a safe system of work is set and followed Individuals
To respect and abide the rules and legislations put in place by authority
Co – operate with employer and colleges
Follow instructions and guidance as provided

1.4 Identify tasks that should only be carried out with special training :
Administration of medication should only be done by senior with NVQ level 3 for residential residents or by a qualified nurse if they are nursing