Unit 8 P4 Health And Social Care

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Regulations and Responsibilities
H&S regulations and who is responsible
There are several different health and safety regulations all businesses have to contend with.
Health and Safety at work act 1974
The main regulation every employer has to follow is the health and safety at work act 1974, it is the duty of employers and the self-employed, employees, people who are responsible for work premises, manufacturers, suppliers and even designers to ensure so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of each individual. Health and safety is a responsibility that is shared between every individual.
The management of health and safety at work regulation 1999
The management of health and safety at work regulation 1999, the regulation requires all employers to undertake risk assessments of the possible risks on the premises and to put in place control measures where needed to prevent harm or risks, Employers must also make arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees, Employees must work safely in accordance with their training and instructions provided to them. Employees must also notify the employer or the person responsible for health and safety of any serious danger to their health and safety.
Other regulations include RIDDOR, COSHH, and the manual handling operations
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The benefits to employers of good health and safety is increased productivity which could lead to increased profits, it can also make you have a happier and increasingly motivated staff who have less absences and fewer problems with health and safety inspectors. Also employers would pay lower premiums on their insurances. There are also benefits to employees of good health and safety such as motivation and confidence in the workplace and better health with a reduced chance of risk of accidents and less time off work with health related