TDA 2.8 Health & Safety
1.1 Describe how current health & Safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting.
Affect within School
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Duties and standards on all aspects of control of substances hazardous to health including chemicals, dust, micro-organisms and dangerous pathogens.
Cleaning products, chemicals, first aid supplies must be clearly and correctly labeled. Any substances that are deemed harmful such as irritants and toxic or corrosive substances must not be used unless a risk assessment has been carried out and a procedure in place for its use.
Personal Protective Equipment
Duties and standards relating to provision, assessment, …show more content…
Plans for evacuation and procedures in the event of a fire.
Maintenance of equipment.
Found in the Fire Precautions Handbook in the staffroom.
Fire alarms tested each week and recorded in the Fire Precautions Record Book.
Fire notices are displayed throughout the school detailing the fire evacuation procedures and evacuation points.
1.2 Describe how health and safety is monitored and maintained in the setting.
The responsibility for the day today management of all Health, safety and Welfare policy lies with the Headteacher.(Sally Burn). The safety Officer ( Mr. Churchill) then has delegated authority from the Headteacher to implement and monitor policy and procedures; be the reference point for all Health, safety and welfare matters; give advice or indicate sources of advice; to make clear any duties in respect of Health, Safety and Welfare which are delegated to other members of staff; liase with the council’s Health and safety Team; ensure that the Health and Safety Reference File is kept up to date; ensure compliance with RIDDOR; arrange for risk assessments of the premises and working practices are undertaken, recorded, added to and reviewed as necessary and to implement procedures to ensure emergency procedures and first aid provision are in place within the school.
All employees also have a
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M1) Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote of individuals in a health or social care setting
What are your responsibilities under current health and safety legislation, standards and guidance, eg the Health & Safety at Work Act (and any other relevant legislation).
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As a health care professional, I will help to ensure that work environment is safe by following the rules. Trashing materials in appropriate cans is the most important for all employees in the building. Knowing my responsibilities for my own health and safety in the workplace. If I found something unsafe condition, I will report immediately to my employer. Using personal protection equipment is important for your own safety.
All schools have policies in place which help implement health and safety legislation. These policies cover things such as the role of the health and safety officer, fire practices, risk assessments, hazardous substances, lifting and carrying amongst many other things. It is the role of the teaching assistant to help the teacher in the event of anything happen-ing i.e. an accident and the prevention of the accident being repeated (for example, faulty equipment). It is also part of the assistant’s responsibility to make sure that any allergies are known about so if anyone does have an allergic reaction it can be sorted quickly or in a likely event can even be prevented altogether.
1.2 Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting
The site manager has responsibility to carry out regular fire inspections and take any action needed. The school has an electrical fire system which is regularly checked by an approved contractor.
All schools in the UK have a health and safety policy, in which they have to adhere to requirements. There are many current health and safety legislations, policies and procedures. These include the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which was created to protect those at work by following procedures in order to prevent accidents.
P2: Outline the main factors of current health and safety legislation as applied in health and social care.
Produce a H&S Policy Manual which demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of how health and safety legislation is implemented in a health and social care workplace. Your Policy Manual should provide a review of systems, policies and procedures for communication of health and safety in a workplace.
6. Use and store chemicals safely. Read the label and the Material Safety Data Sheet to determine flammability and other fire hazards. Provide adequate ventilation when using and storing these substances.
Steps should be clarity and confidence in the workplace and helps to demonstrate compliance. They should make clear that the role of health and safety and other steps that should be easily accessible, such as by placing them on bulletin boards, websites and intranets.
This contains a statement of general policy based on the legal duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It also contains sections in which organisational responsibilities and arrangements to ensure the health and safety are stated.