Guidelines And Policies Of Health Safety

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At the Riverglade House my supervisor asked me to check the procedures and policies relating to health safety and security to see how they link to guidelines and regulations. Policies, procedures and legislations are here to make sure we have a safe working environment and to reduce any risks from happening. All staff members should understand the policies and procedures and should be reviewed quite often. Every care setting will have different policies depending on their individual needs. There are legislations that need to be followed and maintained by all the staff members for example Food Safety Work Act 1990/2004, Reporting Of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995, Control Of Substances Hazardous to…show more content…
They will also have to make sure that the food is not presented in a way that is misleading in any way and is labelled. (Stretch and Whitehouse 2010) Reporting Of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations RIDDOR 1995 this legislation requires reporting and keeping records of any accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences within the work place. You are required to report them to your local council or to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Health and Safety Executive will then find out how the incident happened, that way they can then advise you how to reduce any incidents. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002 this legislation requires staff members to protect themselves and others around them from hazardous substances for example faeces and blood fluids. Employers need to make sure they carry out a health inspection if anyone has been exposed to any harmful substances, to recognise any signs of diseases. Staff should be well trained and supervised to prevent anything from happening. There are many different kinds of hazardous substances that are used in the health and social care settings for example bleach, washing up liquids and medicine. There should be COSHH
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