Unit 504 – Develop health and safety and risk management policies and procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work
1.2) -Analyse how policies, procedures and practices in own setting meet health, safety and risk management requirements
I am going to talk about the number of different legislative framework that are involved within health and safety.
The health and safety at Work Act 1974, this Act can be seen as a legal framework that was put in place to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards. This Act provides as an integrated system that deals with workplace health and safety also the protection of the public from work activities. It does this by placing responsibility to both the employees and employers, as well as the self- employed. It also ensures rights and responsibilities are available to all at the work place, there are policies and procedures that ensure work places have to follow. The work place have to ensure is a safe environment for the employees to work in and any equipment used is safe. They also have to ensure training is provide as well as supervisions.
Health and safety (Frist Aid) Regulations 1981
This legislation ensures work places have a designated Fist Aider, one who is competent and is able to do the job, the employees also need to be able to recognise their first aider.
The Fist Aider will have to be trained and have ongoing training to ensure they have the relevant qualification. If any injury or accident occurs in the work place the Fist Adier will be the point of call have guidelines to follow.
With every incipient all relative paper work has to be completed ABC chart, Incipient forms and doctor notes.
The reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995
This legislation covers those who work in the work place, self-employed and the members of the public. If anyone dies or suffers from any of the listed regulations as a result from work activity then the manger or the responsible person would have to report the injury’s or conditions to the relevant people.
With every legislations there are policies and procedures to abide by these are there to ensure the safety of staff as well as clients.
The Data Protection Act 1998
Protects personal data and companies have to have a safe and secure filling system.
Some of the policies to this legislation would be ensure information is kept safe, not kept longer than needed, only the relevant people have access to the information.
In my work place we make sure client’s files are kept locked away in the office and only the health professionals who need to access that information, this is to insure their personal information is safe.
-2.1 -Demonstrate compliance with health, safety and risk management procedures
As a manger I am respoinble for the compliance of t