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Prevention Of Health And Safety

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1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health or social Care work setting. These are: • Fire precautions Act 1971 • Reporting of injuries, diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulation 1995 (RIDDOR) • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Manual Handling Operations Regulation 1992 • Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulation 2002 (COHH) • Food Safety Act 1990 • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 1.2 Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer? The main point of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are to make sure all legislations required are met. Example COHH, all substances must be locked away while not in use and after use. 1.3 Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of: Self, the employer or manager, others in the work setting. SELF • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety • Avoid wearing jewellery or loose clothing when operating machinery or equipment • Cooperate with employer by getting proper training • Make sure you follow the company health and safety policies • To report any injuries, strain or illness you suffer when doing your job. EMPLOYER • Make the work place safe • Prevent risks to health • Ensure machinery is safe to use • All materials are handled, stored and use safely • Provide adequate first aid facilities • Any potential hazards in
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