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 Health (COSHH) 2002 and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA).
This legislation secures your health, safety and welfare at work. At work you will have to protect others from any health and safety risks to keep them safe. You will have to do a risk assessment and have a designated person, who will control the health and safety in the workplace. Food Safety Act 1990/2004 this legislation covers food hygiene in the workplace. Anyone who breaks the food safety law will be served with a notice to improve. If the environment health inspectors don’t find your food suitable for human consumption they will seize it and then condemn it. This law was updated in 2004.
The employer must make sure they…
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