Now a day we cannot think any danger and harm is happen to worker, staff, and colleague in the place of working. This is why there is some legislations, laws, policies, guidelines establish to save the people who are working under any hazardous or harmful condition. According to title of my
Assignment of Health and safety, I will try to show my understanding about this in details in later part of my writing step by step of following on the task basis which can cover those:-
The study of this health and social care issue is not single way of looking at individual but we need to look at all other side of involving to this like safety, legislation, policies, laws, etc. under this task of my writing I will try to clarify all of this area in the light of task asking demand.
A little review on the following laws according to this topic of my writing can be relevance-
Health and safety work act 1974, which is a great legal basis for employer and employee at their work places here in United Kingdom of Great Britain. This law have the power to protect individuals at care homes, hospital, and similarly all working professional in work places all over. Say for example of Care worker, support worker, coal mine worker, industry worker, bus driver, doctor, nurses and any other worker are under this law. Employer must full fill this law requirement at the work place such as safety measurement, personal protective equipment are used at all times and such and such. Other employer must be liable for any happening in the work site.
Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999, this law reflects the managerial level of capacity to carry out organisational duty and policies.
Workplace (Health safety and welfare) Regulations 1992. Under this law of guidance we can able to see the protection all worker at workplace and even the employer responsibility is also defined under this regulations.
Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences regulations 1995(RIDOR) this law of guidelines is massively followed always in each and every health care venue all over the United Kingdom.
Health and Safety offences act, 2008, this is operating as a worker safety to protect them from any harm and it is ensured by the company trade alliance or we know it as trade union performs. An appointed operational manager is needed to act on this and take different steps.
In such way we could some other legislation which also plays a great role to establish our professional work meaningful. This includes-
Equality act 2010,
Equal pay act 1970,
Discrimination act 1976,
Race relation act 1976,
Disability discrimination act 1995,
Employment equality regulations 2003 and
Employment equality regulations 2006, etc. are mentionable laws which are helping the relevant working areas respectively.
Now I will have a look into analysis of health, safety and security under this term it will be pretty much essential to health care study and its relevance admit table by the social thinkers and policy makers regarding this. Just have a little of think on the accident issue at work place. What is recovery point from the side of employee and what is the position and steps need to be taken by employer in practical sense of thinking. As an employer they have a massive duty and responsibility to protect all the working staff from any kind of serious danger and harming at always by providing all the necessary help to worker. Such as an accident preventive tools using at warehouse premise at all time. Using gloves, safety boots, safety jacket, etc. in the care venues, we can see PPE (personal protective equipment) method are followed by the caring staff, i.e. hand gloves, apron, safety shoes, mask, etc. From my caring experience, I show some more examples about this, my care homes venues named CDC care ltd in where I can see, this homes is compliance with all above laws and legislations. There is a designed first aid kits board; notice board is showing the various kind of information along with patients’ notes and staff notifications, accident report unit, and after all I see there are employer guidelines, employee guidelines etc. are available.
In case of emergency situation, what we need to do and what is necessary steps to take under this emergency scene. So this way, every venues are designed to protect its staff and resident from any accident and emergency situation by taking further step even to make the staff confident to do their duty under taking training, right facility in working area, seminar can be arranged by the company for their best interest .
So it the very basic motto is that every organisation and care provider is always trying to ensure all staff and resident is secured under their management caring policies and structures. Even other motto is to avoid all incidences at best as possible way.
Enough and accurate facilities must be taken by employer and employee must should read this information available in the company handbook before joining to work for that venues.
And the employee also must check all training facilities are available for the sharp skills requirements may need to face any situation under this surveillance of caring policies.
Employer responsibilities may include the following thing in below:
My care caring venues have its own policies and structures to apply all relevant laws and legislation may take as an advantage of the caring policies.
It is updated regularly that company handbook on cotemporary perspectives such as any amendments happen or any new laws are applied in recent times.
All precautionary system is followed by my care homes such alarm systems, digital tracking on patients, etc is updated relevantly. Employer insurance policies are also measured by the laws and its covering for all staff accident cost, fire damages, incidents damages, etc.
So all above measures and steps are being applied because it is been considered deeply under health and safety procedures at all times and in every caring centre.
Task 2 includes the following
Analyse risk assessment according to care plan
Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers
Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed.
Analyse the effect of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace.