health and safety

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CU2939 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting. Answer – The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of the health and safety legislation in Great Britain. It provides the legal framework to promote and encourage high standards in the workplace. The Act, when first introduced, provided an integrated system dealing with workplace health and safety and the protection of the public from work activities. By placing duties upon employees, employers, the self-employed, manufacturers, designers and importers of work…show more content…
2.2 Support others to comply with legislative and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices relevant to their work. Answer – As mentioned above, we have our own, clearly written policies and procedures, which are stored in the main staff office and online and are available to all employees. Compliance is demonstrated by adhering to the policies in place and ensuring that they are updated as and when required. All health and safety risk assessments are reviewed on an annual basis, or before if required, and regular communication with the staff team and maintenance team takes place, to ensure that procedures are being followed correctly. Information is shared across the whole company, which in turn supports others to comply with legislative and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices relevant to their work. 2.3 Explain the actions to take when health, safety and risk management, procedures and practices are not being complied with. Answer – If there is ever any doubt that health and safety/risk management procedures and practices are not being adhered to, then immediate action is required. Within my workplace we have a responsible individual who ensures that risk assessments

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