Full Assignment Unit 202

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Unit 202: Health & Safety
Task 1A
Explain the difference between legislation, codes of practice and workplace policies
A legislation is a law made by the government that dictate the general rules. The code of practice is more like how to put in to practice the legislation setting up the standards and the ethics. The work place policies are “rules” made by the employer that may be different from an employer to another but never in contrast to the legislation or the code of practice.
Candidates are required to outline the main employee and employer’s responsibilities under the following health and safety legislation:
Health & Safety at Work Act
Employers’ Responsibilities
Provide and maintain safety equipment and safe systems of work
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Employee Responsibilities
To ensure all PPE is put back in the allocated spots for others to use.
To make sure PPE is worn when a therapist is prone to a risk.
Dispose of PPE correctly.
Ensure the item of PPE used is clean and ready to be used again.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
Employers’ Responsibilities
To provide employees with a safe working environment.
Make sure employees are well informed and trained

Employees Responsibilities
To read all the necessary information about COSHH
To use all dangerous chemicals and related equipment appropriately
To inform the employers or management if anything happens that could become a hazard

The Electricity at Work Regulations
Employers’ Responsibilities
To comply with the regulations as far as matters are under their control.
To inform any employers of the regulation and how it applies to them.

Employees Responsibilities
To co – operate with their employer.
To be informed on the electricity at work regulations in order to full fill health and safety.
To take responsible care of the health and safety to him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by their actions.


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