Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Health and Safety at work.

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Define by oxford dictionary as regulation and procedures intended to prevent accident r injury in workplace or public environment, health and safety is a key element in health and social care setting.
In this assignment it is essential to demonstrate how health and safety is implemented and communicate.
At first the director need all staff trained, this will allow them to know the policies, the safety legislation and procedures to accomplish their work. The manager should carry out any procedures to follow in case of accident. For example all staff should know where the fire exists s are and should. be visible and clear to find .
The fire precaution act 1997, employers have a duty to ensure that staff and services users are safe in the health and social care setting. The act requires the employer to have a written risk assessment defining how fire safety needs to be done. Employer to provide emergency routes, doors lightnining above emergency exist, fire equipments, by pictures.
employees shall be trained on all equipment such as fire extinguisher and how to respond to fire evacuation.
The management of health and safety regulation act 1999 state that employers have to assess any risk which are associated with the workplace and work activities from walking on wet floor to dealing with violence ,then apply risk control measures that measures taken to reduce the risk. For example in the case study the management integrate health and safety management system that increases the opportunity to identify and manage corporate risk. this a has resulted in incidence rate reduces by 16% over two years.
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995(RIDDOR) is a legal requirement, all accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences should be reports to the accident centre. In the case study there is an improvement of reporting and monitoring system that will prevent accident and injuries in the nhs trust.
Health and safety first aid regulation, 1981 that covers issues including t,he provision of appropriate first aid equipment and the appropriate number of fist aider.
The manual handling operation regulation 1992 set out the guidance of minimising the risk lifting and carrying etc.
The control of substance hazardous to health regulation 2002(COSHH), employer is responsible for protecting health by talking affecting measures to control and minimize hazardous substances.
Management of health and safety at work regulation 1999
All this regulations should be review and applied by the new director to improve the heath and safety.
A good practice measure should be implemented to allow the staff to be confident in their work. in the case study the board actively promote a culture that give staff the confidence to report incidents. All employees shall be encourage to report accident, posters and letters sent to the staff and service users regarding how o promote good practice..

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