Unit 4222-208 Essay

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Outcome 1 Unit 4222/208 1.1 1.1. List the legislation relating to general health and safety in social care setting. • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations ( COSHH) • The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1985 (RIDDOR) Unit 4222/208 1.2 1.2. Describe the main point of health and safety policies and procedures The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering work-related health and safety. It sets out a lot of your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work.…show more content…
Explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified • Report all hazards and risks at the earliest time • Those hazards and risks that can be resolved without delay; must be done immediately. I.e. drying wet floor • Where appropriate, hazard notices must be displayed at the time – “Danger Wet Floor” • Relate hazard to the appropriate manager, simple issues to a senior carer, dangerous issues to manager a.s.a.p. • Record all hazards in the appropriate log, i.e. care plan, staff handover notes, accident book etc. • Investigate reasons for hazard and what preventative measures may need to be taken in thefuture • Inform Registering authority where appropriate • Inform Environmental Health where appropriate • Inform the Health and Safety Executive where appropriate Unit 4222/208 2.3 2.4. Describe how risk assessments can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns. The tensions between safety and rights and risk are some of the most difficult areas for people to deal with. We all take risks every day and a life without any risk at all is not worth living. For some people the change may be dramatic. One day you may be doing all your own shopping
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