Outline How Legislation, Policies and Procedures Relating to Health, Safety and Security Influence Health and Social Care Settings.

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Unit 3 Purple Group Legislation, Policies and Procedures for Health, Safety and Security.

P2 – In this essay I am going to outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings.
M1 – I am also going to describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting.

Health and Safety Legislation
Legislation is a law or act which has been enacted by a governing body. Legislation can have many purposes: to regulate, authorize, provide (funds), declare or to restrict. Legislations are important throughout any work environment and society as without them we are not protected from
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Major injuries including fractures, dislocations, loss of sight, poisoning, unconsciousness and any injury resulting in someone needing resuscitation, any incidents leading to someone having to take a leave of absence from work for more than three days, Reportable injuries such as hepatitis, HIV, meningitis and tuberculosis. Or any potential dangerous occurrences that may not have lead to injury or disease such as fires, needle-stick injury and collapse of lifting equipment. Reporting all these incidents allows the council or HSE to investigate why and how they occurred and ways in which to prevent them happening again in the future.

How it Influences Health Care Settings Riddor (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.) influences a Health Care Setting as it ensures all staff keep records of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences that have happened in the care home. This ensures that everyone knows the incidents have occurred, they have been dealt with and what staff and equipment where involved in the process. Also all staff should be fully aware of Riddor and the procedure in which you report any incidents to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) as it is a necessary part of your job as a Health Care practitioner.

How it Promotes Safety in a Health Care Setting Riddor (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.) promotes safety in health and social care settings as it